Manta Ray – IFFAM – 3rd International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

Manta Ray
Thailand, France, Mainland China | 2018 | 105’ | DCP | Colour | Thai | Group: C

Director: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

An introduction of the film will be given by film delegation before the film screening

2018/12/11 18:30 Cinematheque‧Passion


Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured man lying unconscious in the forest. He rescues the stranger, who does not speak a word, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. But when the fisherman suddenly disappears at sea, Thongchai slowly begins to take over his friend’s life – his house, his job and his ex-wife…


Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng was born in 1976 and studied fine arts at Bangkok’s Silpakorn University. His short films have screened in festivals including Busan, Rotterdam, Hamburg and Singapore. His 2015 short, Ferris Wheel, screened in over 20 festivals and received 10 awards. He participated in 2009 Asian Film Academy at Busan and was also selected one of Asian Public Intellectuals fellows by the Nippon Foundation. He also works extensively as cinematographer, with credits including Jakrawal Nilthamrong’s Vanishing Point (2015), Pimpaka Towira’s The Island Funeral (2015) and Waleed Al-Shehhi’s Dolphins (2014). Manta Ray is his debut feature film.


Director Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

Cast Wanlop Rungkumjad, Aphisit Hama, Rasmee Wayrana

Scriptwriter Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

Cinematographer Nawarophaat Rungphiboonsophit

Editor Lee Chatametikool, Harin Paesongthai

Production Designer Kissada Namuang

Music Christine Ott, Mathieu Gabry

Costumes Chatchai Chaiyon

Producers Mai Meksawan

Production Diversion, Les Films de l’Etranger


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