MANTA RAY 

by PHUTTIPHONG AROONPHENG | Feature film  | Thailand, France, China | 105 min | color

Synopsis

At a seaside village, a local fisherman finds an injured man lying unconscious in the forest. He rescues the stranger, who does not speak a word, and names him Thongchai. The two men start to live together and develop and unspoken bond.
One day, the fisherman goes out on his night fishing boat and never returns, leaving Thongchai alone in his house. Gradually, Thongchai begins to take over his friend’s life – his house, his job, and his former wife.

Credits

Scriptwriter/Director:  Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

Director of photography: Nawarophaat Rungphiboonsophit

Art director: Sarawut Karwnamyen
Costume designer: Chatchai Chaiyon
Editors: Harin Paesongthai, Lee Chatametikool

Music: Christine Ott, Mathieu Gabry

Main cast: Wanlop Rungkumjad (the fisherman), Rasmee Wayrana (Saijai), Abhisit Hama (Thongchai)

Producers: Mai Meksawan, Chatchai Chaiyont, Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Philippe Avril
Production:  Diversion (Thailand), Mit Out Sound Films (Thailand), Les Films de l'Étranger (France), Heyi Pictures (China)

Supports: Asian Cinema Fund (South Korea), Ministry of Culture (Thailand), Heyi Pictures (China), Eurométropole de Strasbourg, Aide aux cinémas du monde (CNC/Institut Français), Région Grand Est.

Project Markets: Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum, Produire au Sud, Nantes


 

                         World premiere & Awards:

                         Mostra de Venise 2018 - Orizzonti, Best film
                         Cairo Int. Film Festival 2018 - Silver Pyramid Best Director
                         Minsk International Film Festival 2018 - Special Jury Award
                         Mumbai Film Festival 2018 - Golden Gateway Award
                         Thessaloniki Film Festival 2018 - Bronze Alexander (Best

                       Director) & Human Values Award
                         Zagreb Film Festival 2018 - Special Mention
                         Festival du Premier Film d'Annonay 2019 - Grand Prix du Jury

                         Other festivals:
                         Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2018

                         
San Sebastián 2018 (Zabaltegi-Tabakalera), Spain
                         TIFF, Toronto 2018 (Discovery), Canada


                         Tokyo FILMeX 2018, Japan
                         IFFR, Rotterdam 2019 (Bright Future)
                         Asian Film Awards 2019
                         FICUNAM Int. Film Festival 2019, Mexico


                         FIFDH Genève 2019, Switzerland
                         FEST 2019, Belgrade, Serbia
                         Stockholms filmfestival 2019, Sweden
                         Helsinki Cine Asia 2019, Finland
                         Hong Kong International Film Festival
 2019

                         New Directors/New Films 2019, NY, USA

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AWARDS

Links

World sales: Jour2Fête

Distributor France: Jour2Fête

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