The Essential Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit — Ranked

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit's melancholic feature debut '36' — still my #1 film of his hand-in-hand with the truly special happy old year, 2019 (letterboxd.com/film/happy-old-year/) — has the heart of analog aesthetics incorporating a series of 36 static shots, like a traditional 36-exposure roll of film, but entirely shot on digital?! Did Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit had a comment on this? Sorta yes!

“It's kind of ironic, right? You want to tell a story about the lost, analog era, but as an independent filmmaker, you only have enough money for digital equipment. Maybe if I had had more money I would have used film. It would fit the themes in an attractive way. But I like the irony too. We even used some time-lapse…

  • 36

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  • Happy Old Year

    2

  • Souvenir

    3

  • Die Tomorrow

    4

  • Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy

    5

  • Heart Attack

    6

  • I Believe That Over 1 Million People Hate Maythawee

    7

  • The Master

    8

  • Patcha Is Sexy

    9

  • Fun Facts

    10

  • Friendshit

    11

  • Scene 40

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  • Scene 38

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  • BNK48: Girls Don't Cry

    14

  • My Marathon

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