Butterfly and Flowers

Film

Time Out says

An exceptionally beautiful movie set among Thailand's Muslim minority in villages near the Malaysian border, and centering on a bright teenage kid forced to drop out of school and support his family by turning small-time smuggler. Impossible to convey its qualities without falling back on turn-off words like 'charm' and 'sensitivity', but the fact is that it succeeds in evoking the trials, terrors and excitements of childhood with an immediacy that's both sweet and tough. There's an eye-opening blend of universal and local elements: trouble with punks at a rock concert, daredevil feats on the roof of a moving train. And it offers the joy of seeing a director in full control of his medium.

Details

Release details

Duration:
126 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Euthana Mukdasanit
Screenwriter:
Euthann Mukdasanit
Cast:
Suriya Yaovasang
Vasana Pholyiem
Suchow Phongvilai
Rome Isra