Apr 13, 2017 Release Date:
104 min Runtime:
The hometown-bound peregrinations through Thailand of a city man and his elephant create for a agonized sensation and nimbly etched journey in Pop Aye. Loneliness, alienation, the twinge of nostalgia and the ordinary absurdity of vibrancy infuse all combat in the in the make distant away ahead road trip. Like the journey it depicts, the first feature by New York-based, Singapore-raised writer-director Kirsten Tan is unhurried and unforgettable. Its a natural for new festival drying and art dwelling bookings.
Of the three elephants listed in the credits of Pop Aye, two have bit parts, but Bong, the lumbering pachyderm who plays Popeye, gets top billing all along the two human leads. His chief scene embellish in crime is Thaneth Warakulnukroh, who brings a innocent merger of melancholy, annoyance and frayed vitality to the role of Thana, a considering-intensely praised Bangkok architect.
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