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36 joins Tiger club

36 joins Tiger club

By Patrick Frater

Fri, 30 November 2012, 00:12 AM (HKT)

Festival News

36 (2012) (pictured), the Thai mid-length experimental film that shared the top prize in last month's Busan International Film Festival 부산국제영화제, is the first Asian film to be selected for the main Tiger Competition in January's International Film Festival Rotterdam (23 Jan – 3 Feb 2013).

Directed by Nawapol THAMRONGRATTANARIT นวพล ธำรงรัตนฤทธิ์ the 68-minute film consists of 36 static camera shots that explore how memories are stored in the digital age. The film's protagonist is a location scout who has lost all the digital photos stored on her laptop.

The Busan jury chose 36 in recognition of "the effort when a young enough and brave enough [director] invents his own film language", highlighting a script that was "breath-taking, artful, economic, and never included an unnecessary word."


  • Night (Noche); dir. Leonardo Brzezicki [Argentina]
  • Penumbra; dir. Eduardo Villanueva [Mexico]
  • It Felt Like Love; dir. Eliza Hitmann [US]
  • Fat Shaker (Larzanandeye charbi); dir. Mohammad Shirvani [Iran]
  • Halley; dir. Sebastian Hofmann [Mexico]
  • Soldier Jane (Soldate Jeannette); dir. Daniel Hoesl [Austria]
  • 36; dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit [Thailand]

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