Previously at the ICA - Films

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Mary is Happy, 2013

Pan Asian Film Festival 2014: Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy + Q&A

2 Mar 2014

Portraying a character struggling to make sense of her life as it threatens to spin out of control, Nawapol’s brilliant second film creates an inventive narrative of an uncontrollable life through a brilliantly modern artistic concept: to adapt a Twitter stream into a fictional film. 

The director used 410 real Tweets from an anonymous girl as a springboard to create a fantasy world of a contemporary Asian teenager, and the results are funny and strange, a conflation of modern Thai teenage life, Wes Anderson-esque humour, and the possibilities for escape offered by the digital world.

Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy, dir Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, 2013, Thailand 120 mins, UK Premiere

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