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Mont Tesprateep

Song X

Fiction expérimentale | 16mm | noir et blanc | 20:19 | Thaïlande | 2017

A group of teenagers conducts a cremation ceremony for a man who is entering the afterlife while still being sought by the military for deserting. Shot on expired black-and-white film stock, the deteriorating image surface echoes life fading away in this tribute to the director`s friend.

MONT TESPRATEEP was born in Bangkok but raised in Isan (the northeastern region of Thailand). He graduated with a Master degree in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts in London. Since 2014, he has been working on a series of hand-processed 16mm and S-8 short films: Endless, Nameless (2014) and Song X (2017). His films has been shown at film festivals, including Locarno Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, BFI London Film Festival, Les Rencontres Internationales and etc. Mont received a completion grant from the programme `Frameworks`, International Film Festival Rotterdam to complete a new work `Confusion Is Next`, premiered at the festival in 2018. He is currently developing his first feature film project.