Pop Aye

Directed by Kirsten Tan

Release Year: 2017
Running time: 102
Country: Thailand, Singapore
Language: Thai with English Subtitles
$12.99 - Classroom Rights
MSRP: $24.95
$349.00 - With PPR
$499.00 - With DSL
$499.00 - With DSL and PPR
MSRP: $599.00
Screening Info
Directed by: Kirsten Tan
Writer: Kirsten Tan
Crew: Anthony Chen, Weijie Lai, Wenhong Huang, Zhang Jianbin, Deng Li, Lee Chatametikool, Chananun Chotrungroj

A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters that includes a pair of nonplussed local police officers, a forlorn transgender sex worker, and a mysteriously wise drifter. As the encounters mount and the bond between man and elephant deepens, filmmaker Kirsten Tan weaves a strikingly universal tale in this feature debut that won prizes (and hearts) at the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals.

Reviews

"Unforgettable. Every character and relationship is imbued with a fascinating complexity."

— Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
 

"A quietly eloquent, crowdpleasing film."

— Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily
 

"An engaging and charming road trip."

— Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
 

"A joy. Warm yet unsentimental."

— Maggie Lee, Variety
 

"The thinking person’s feel-good film of the summer."

–– Christopher Kompanek, The Washington Post
 

Awards

Special Jury Award for Screenwriting – Sundance Film Festival 2017

 

Big Screen Award – Rotterdam Film Festival 2017

 

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