Mekhong Full Moon Party


Time Out says

The co-writer and camerman of Iron Ladies turns director with an understated comedy about events and conflicts in a small town on the Mekhong River, where an apparently supernatural phenomenon appears every year in the eleventh lunar month. (Balls of light ascend from the river into the night sky; local legend holds that they're river dragon Naga's offerings to Buddha, and hordes gather to watch them.) Across a spectrum of believers, sceptics, scientists and conspirators, Jira constructs a panorama of community traditions and values in Isan, Thailand's large north-eastern province. Gently humorous rather than laugh out loud funny, it's engaging and very well acted.


Release details

119 mins

Cast and crew

Jira Malikul
Jira Malikul
Noppadol Duangporn
Thidarat Charoenchaichana
Boonsri Yindee
Somchai Sakdikul
Anuchit Sapanpong
Surasee Patham
Boonchai Limathibul