Director: Aditya Assarat
Screenplay: Aditya Assarat
Cinematographer: Umpornpol Yugala
Editing: Lee Chatametikool
Art Direction: Karanyapas Khamsin
Sound: Akritchalem Kalayanamitre
Music: Koichi Shimizu, Zai Kuning
Cast.: Anchalee Saisoonton, Supphasit Kansen, Dul Yaambunying, Sorawit Poolsawat, Prateep Hanudomlap
Production: Pop Pictures Co., Ltd
Memento Films Distribution
9 cité Paradis
35 mm, Color, 92 min,
OV Thai with French subtitles
In the small town of Takua Pa, in south of Thailand, Ton is a young architect appointed to supervise the reconstruction of a hotel chain, on the sea shore recently devastated by the tsunami. As soon as he reaches Bangkok, he chooses a modest hotel inland run by Na, a young discrete woman with subtle charm. They gradually establish a relationship of tenderness and love each other with a sense of modesty and restraint. But this is not to everyone’s likings, especially in the case of Na’s brother, a lazy lout whose young child is devotedly taken care of by his wife.
“Wonderful Town first appeared to me as a love story. There is something sad about the city of Takua Pa. I thought that the contrast between such sadness and the vitality of a love story could be interesting… I added the tsunami context only later.” Aditya Assarat.