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 The film was shot on outdated Digital8 video cameras and follows no clear narrative logic.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 about its protagonist’s erratic and surprising idiosyncrasies.


  • Runtime

    40 min
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  • Director

    Tulapop Saenjaroen
  • Cast

    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