a film by puangsoi aksornsawang
PRODUCTION GRANT - fall 2017
Nakorn-Sawan is the story of a family taking a journey together to accompany the recently departed to "heaven". Parallel to this, there is a documentary of the director's father, who lives alone in a rubber plantation. After being away from home for 5 years, Aoey comes back to Nakorn Sawan, her hometown, for just one week -- the week of a funeral. The recent death of a beloved effects the living ones. Pak Nam Po is believed to be the path to send her mother’s cremains to the after life -- the heaven, they say. That morning, boarding the same boat that sails along the river are her family, her father, her old friend, herself, and even her past.