BANGKOK NITES

  • Organizer Name KUZOKU Inc.
  • Japan
    • Film/Moving Images
  • The Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration
Grant Year
Fiscal Year 2015
Grant Amount
JPY 17,342,690
Country of Activity
Thailand, Laos, Japan, France

Based on the lost love of Thai prostitutes and former Self-Defense Force officers, from the Japanese communities of Bangkok that surround them, we will travel to Isan and further north to Laos, depicting the scars of the Vietnam War. With partners in both countries, Japanese cast and staff, and French staff, we will create a feature film, using a great deal of people living in Thailand and Laos as actors. Once the film is complete, it will be shown at film festivals around the world, and be shown in theaters in Japan, France, and other countries. The project is one in which the film’s subject of Asian history, as well as coexistence between cultures of Asia and the world as a whole are examined through diverse mediums such as film, music, and art installations. It is an international coproduction between Japan, France, Thailand, and Laos.

Related Project https://grant-fellowship-db.jfac.jp/en/grant/cc1755/

(c) Bangkok Nites Partners 2016
Related Countries
Japan, Thailand, Laos, France
Co-organizer(s), Cooperator(s)
Apicha Saranchol (Bangkok Planning Co., Ltd.)
Douangmany Soliphanh (Lao Art Media Co., Ltd.)
Philippe Avril (Les Films de l’Etranger Sarl)
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

From the Organizer

Upon its theatrical release in Japan, the film gained high praise from the major media and gathered attention. It won the young judge’s and best picture awards at the Locarno International Film Festival, and go on to have the film shown at festivals worldwide. This film was truly made possible because of the grant. By filming for 3 months, we were given abundant time to set up and hold discussions among the cast while filming. Thanks to this, we have been able to add depth to the work, and create a film that surpasses the boundaries of Japanese films up to this point. We plan to continue our activities having the film shown in Asian countries and around the world.

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Countries of Activity

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AUN J クラシック・オーケストラ“ONE ASIA Joint Concert 2015”

Thai and Osaka (Japan) Creative Space and Community Art collaboration project

Kuricorder & Friends Asia 6-nation Music & Art Collaboration Project

Hiroshi Koike Bridge Project Pan Asia “Mahabharata Chapter2.5”Asia Tour

130th Anniversary of Japan – Thailand Relations Concert by FEROCI PHILHARMONIC WINDS

Field

Tokyo Docs 2016

Philippines Classic Cinema Research and Screening

The 60th anniversary of Japanese and Lao Diplomatic Relations Movie Project 

Co-production of Program and Workshop with TV Media 2015! IN VIETNAM

Yamagata Documentary Dojo 2019

BAKUON FILM FESTIVAL 2018 THAI|ISAN Vol.2

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