Tremble Like a Flower

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Tremble Like a Flower
Status Script Development / Financing.
Country Thailand

Synopsis

In a wasteland close to a school in a rural district in northern Isan, Kaew, a teenage girl about to turn 17, sneaks out of school to meet Dang, a boy of similar age to Kaew and a high school dropout. He brings her along with his two other best friends (also dropouts) to secluded places to use heroin. She seems to enjoy her time with this group of social misfits. As she grows closer to Dang, who already has a girlfriend, she feels even more troubled by the status of their relationship. Around the same time, she has been ignoring Bhumi, a senior at school who has been flirting with her for some time. Although Bhumi knows about her secret relationship with Dang, he is persistent with her. When she discovers that Bhumi is the nephew of a colonel, she despises him even more for it and intentionally rejects his advances but this does cause him to give up.

Director

Pathompon Tesprateep was born in Bangkok but raised in Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand. He graduated with a master’s degree in fine art from Chelsea College of Arts, London. His body of works embrace the cinematic poetry to scrutinize the complex stratification of human mind and memory in relation to the crisis boundary of representative memory and politic of subjectivity.

Producers

Cattleya Paosrijaroen holds a bachelor’s degree in applied arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Srinakharinwirot University (SWU). As an art practitioner, she joined AYU (As Yet Unnamed), the artists collective initiated since 1999. She started working in design and film production as a graphic designer and costume designer for many Thai independent films such as “Wonderful Town”, “Hi-so”, “Concrete Clouds”, “P-047” and “Tang Wong”. Previously, she worked as a producer for both documentary and feature films including “The Master” by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, the omnibus film “Ten Years Thailand”, selected at the Festival de Cannes 2018. Her recent credits include “The Edge of Daybreak” by Taiki Sakpisit, which won Fipresci Award from IFFR2021, and as the co producer, “Memoria” by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, won Jury Prize at the Festival de Cannes 2021. She has also produced several artists’ moving image projects, mostly focusing on art and multidisciplinary practices.

Soros Sukhum holds a bachelor’s degree in film from Rangsit University’s Faculty of Communication Arts. Now with a decade of experience, he is regarded as the most important independent producer working in Thailand. He currently supports a generation of Thai filmmakers including Aditya Assarat, Sivaroj Kongsakul, Anocha Suwichakornpong and Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. His resume includes numerous prizewinners including Rotterdam Tiger and Busan New Current winners “Wonderful Town” (2007), “Mundane History” (2009), “Eternity" (2010) and “36” (2012). He also recently co-produced award-winning films “Diamond Island” (2016) from Cambodia by Davy Chou as well as Singapore’s “Pop Aye” (2017) by Kirsten Tan. His recent credits include "The Edge of Daybreak” by Taiki Sakpisit, which won Fipresci Award from IFFR2021, and as the co producer, “Memoria” by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, won Jury Prize Festival de Cannes 2021.
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