A regional Thai town in the 1960s. Mam is a young woman who develops a relationship with two men: a calculating army chief and a kind-hearted but cowardly villager. Following a military power shift, the chief asks her to move away with him.
Bangkok, present day. The once-dashing chief has become a disgraced general lying in a coma. Throughout her old age, Mam has taken care of her abusive husband – through hard times filled with loss and disappointment, as her life now also approaches its end.
My inspiration for the main character came from one person particularly close to me – a woman trapped in a miserable marriage, who decided to continue taking care of the man who abused her all her life. I have been trying to find the reason why some people put themselves under the bonds of pain, and whether this form of self-mortification is perhaps an effort to understand the true meaning of life, in order to find the path to end all suffering.
Director: Jakrawal Nilthamrong
Producers: Diversion (Thailand), M’GO Films (Singapore), Sluizer Film Productions (The Netherlands)
European WCF partner: Damned Films (France)
World sales: tbc
Funded in the WCF jury meeting in July 2019
Funding amount: 40.000 €