Found unconscious and robbed on a beach in Thailand, 70-year old Xenophon only knows his own name because it was engraved on his old Soviet watch. He’s been left with no money and no identification…and he doesn’t speak a word of Thai. But Xenophon is a resourceful man. He begins to build a new life with friends and a new business, but there’s something disturbing in his past that he can only glimpse through his shattered memory. Is he really who he seems?
Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are among the military officers kept imprisoned and routinely beaten and deprived of food. While Campbell wants to rebel and attempt an escape, Gordon tries to take a more stoic approach, an attitude that proves to be surprisingly resonant.
Coral Reef Adventure follows the real-life expedition of ocean explorers and underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall. Using large-format cameras, the Halls guide us to the islands and sun-drenched waters of the South Pacific to document the health and beauty of coral reefs. Featuring songs written and recorded by Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great (Farrell) led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia, Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest.
Starring: Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Anthony Hopkins, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
The meditative film from the newcomer Thai director is a beautifully atmospheric, poetic and spiritual journey through time and space. The film shows the wandering spirit of a dead man returning to the landscape of his youth and reliving the love that was meant for eternity. Imbued with impressive soundscapes, dreamlike and slow-paced, this film is a world where everything is possible and the boundaries between the present and the past, the waking life and the afterlife, are seamlessly blurred.
Cast: Pattraporn Jaturanrassmee, Wanlop Rungkamjad, Namfon Udomlertlak, Prapas Amnuay
Directed by: Sivaroj Kongsakul
After finishing studies in the US, Ananda returns home to Thailand, unsure of what to do with his life next. He tries his hand in acting in a film by a famous director. On a small seaside village film set, he is visited by his girlfriend and course mate Zoe. However, their relationship is fraught with something unusual and soon again she leaves. Some time later, Ananda meets May. It is difficult for him to find a grip in the world between different languages, cultures, and classes of society. Ananda visits his childhood town, but does not recognize it any more. Estrangement soon enters his relationship with others.
Cast: Ananda Everingham, Cerise Leang, Sajee Apiwong
Directed by Aditya Assarat
Scriptwriter: Aditya Assarat
A simple story told on the backdrop of Thai post-rock soundtrack – a tale of ambivalent feelings between an embittered disabled man and his caretaker. Ake is paralyzed from the waist down following an accident. Pun is his male nurse, who, despite Ake’s resistance, continues to take care of him with candid affection. The mellow and meditative film, taking unexpected visual turns, will be a delight to those who love films with a satisfying aftertaste longing quite a while after leaving the cinema.
Cast: Phakpoom Surapongsanuruk, Arkaney Cherkham, Paramej Noieam, Anchana Ponpitakthepkij
Directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong
Scriptwriter: Anocha Suwichakornpong
Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents.
Gina is truly living for the first time since a childhood accident that left her blind, but as her vision is restored, she begins to discover previously unseen and disturbing details about her marriage. Gina's husband, James, will do anything to keep his newly self-confident wife to himself, while Gina ultimately resorts to seduction and double-dealing of her own to finally reveal the truth of her husband's deception.