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Agrarian Utopia (0+)

the Netherlands, Thailand, 2009, colour, 120 min.
Director: Uruphong Raksasad
Facing seizure of their own lands, two families found themselves farming together on the same field, hoping to get through just another rice-farming season like every year. But no matter how much the world is evolving, how much the country is going through economic, political and social changes, they still cannot grasp that ideology of happiness.
How can we dream of utopia while our stomach is still grumbling?

AWARDS

UNESCO AWARD – 2009, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Best Film - !f Istanbul.

Uruphong Raksasad

Uruphong Raksasad

was born in 1977 to a farming family in Chiang Rai, northern part of Thailand. He came to Bangkok for the first time when he was 18 to further his study in film and photography. After graduation in 2000, he had worked in post-production field for Thai feature films. Since 2004, he tried to achieve his grassroots filmmaking through the story from his home village.

FILMOGRAPHY

“March of Time”, 1999; “Stories From the North”, “The Way”, “The Longest Day”, “The Harvest”, 2005; “The Rocket”, “The Planet”, 2007.
the Netherlands, Thailand, 2009, colour, 120 min.
Director: Uruphong Raksasad
Facing seizure of their own lands, two families found themselves farming together on the same field, hoping to get through just another rice-farming season like every year. But no matter how much the world is evolving, how much the country is going through economic, political and social changes, they still cannot grasp that ideology of happiness.
How can we dream of utopia while our stomach is still grumbling?

AWARDS

UNESCO AWARD – 2009, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Best Film - !f Istanbul.