WTFF6 – Short Films Competition
By Pom Bunsermvicha
Thailand, 2021, 18’
o.v. Thai, Italian subtitles
May 10, 2022, 11 PM, Cinema Odeon – Nuova Sala Lampertico – online tickets
Synopsis According to Thai superstition, a virgin can ward off rain by planting lemongrass upside-down beneath an open sky: a belief still prevalent to this day. As clouds begin to gather, a young production manager on a film set is given the task to carry out this tradition. As her fellow female co-workers shy away from the duty, she is left with no choice but to take on the burden of becoming the lemongrass girl.
Director’s bio-filmography Pom Bunsermvicha (Thailand, 1993) graduated from Brown University in Modern Culture & Media Studies. In Prague she attended the Academy of Performing Arts and directed her first short film 10:10. Her work, driven by her interest in queer and female characters, combines documentary elements with fiction. She is an alumna of Tribeca Film Institute and Berlinale Talents.
Directed by Pom Bunsermvicha
Screenplay Pom Bunsermvicha
DOP Parinee Buthrasri, Pom Bunsermvicha
Sound Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Editing Aacharee Ungsriwong
Production Pom Bunsermvicha, Parinee Buthrasri, Anocha Suwichakornpong
Distribution Square Eyes
Social Media Instagram: @squareeyesfilm_ / @p.diggity