1960s Rural Thailand, 1960s. The father imparts his philosophy onto his daughter, Maem, while the political tensions are rising and Maem is courted by two very different young men, a feeble rickshaw driver and an ambitious, ruthless army chief. Fifty years later, the latter has become a disgraced general. Maem nurses her abusive husband during his last days and looks back at her past filled with loss, suffering and joy.

Sunday, 05.12.2021 – 10.15 pm, Kino in der KulturBrauerei, theater 5 (presented by Vincenzo Bugno, World Cinema Fund)

Friday, 10.12.2021 – 10:00 pm, Kino in der KulturBrauerei, theater 5


In cooperation with the World Cinema Fund (WCF) of the Berlinale


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Wela
Director: Jakrawal Nilthamrong
Screenplay: Jakrawal Nilthamrong
Country: Thailand, France, Netherlands, Singapore 2021
Production: Diversion, Damned Films, Sluizer Film Productions, M’GO Films, WCF
Cast: Thaveeratana Leelanuja, Prapamonton Eiamchan, Sorabodee Changsiri, Wanlop Rungkumjad
Length: 118 min.
Language: thai OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Venice, Busan, Hamburg, Tokyo