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Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy

Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy
  • 2013
  • Thailand
  • 127 min
  • Directed by: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
  • Cast: Chonnikan Netjui, Patcha Poonpiriya
  • Language: Thai
  • UK release: 21 November 2014

A love story of sorts, constructed from 410 tweets by a real-life Twitter follower of director Thamrongrattanrit, following Mary (Poonpiriya) and her friend Suri (Netjui) as they navigate teenage existence. The narrative device leads to wonderfully offbeat situations but also evokes the sensations and frustrations of youth with aplomb. Amusing, unnerving and incisive.

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Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy

17 Nov 20144 stars

A Twitter inspired Thai love story from director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

'Love stories are hard to write,' muses the central character in Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s second film Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy. This is itself a love story of sorts, however, like Thamrongrattanarit’s highly impressive debut 36…

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