Films 2023


40 min.
Year of Production:
Saksit Khunkitti
Prae Pupityastaporn
Sathit Sattarasart
Deunchai Yomphakdi
Saowalak Praboonpeng
Prakarn Rattanachamnong
Production Company:
Electric Eel Films
Berlinale Section:
Forum Expanded
Berlinale Category:
Short Film

Mangosteen tells the story of Earth, a young man who returns to his hometown, Rayong, where his sister, Ink, runs a fruit processing factory. During a casual meeting, Earth finds out that his definition of the term “future” is drastically different from his sister’s. The more he tries to involve himself in the fruit juice business, the less he feels needed there. Earth eventually decides to distance himself from the family operation and resumes his old hobby, writing a violent, psychic, irrational, abstract, gory, and unrealistic novel. Switching narrative directions as well as languages, Mangosteen weaves a meandering path through factory floors and orchards. The film was shot on outdated Digital8 video cameras and follows no clear narrative logic. It is a film as much about storytelling as it is aboutits protagonist’s erratic and surprising idiosyncrasies.

FILMOGRAFIE Tulapop Saenjaroen (selection)


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