Blissfully Yours
(Sud sanaeha)

Director in Person
Screening on Film
$10 Special Event Tickets
Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
With Kanokporm Tongaram, Min Oo, Jenjira Jansuda.
Thailand, 2002, 35mm, color, 125 min.
Thai with English subtitles.
Print source: Anna Sanders Films

Blissfully Yours follows a young Thai woman and her taciturn Burmese boyfriend, an illegal immigrant in need of a forged ID, as they venture out to the countryside for a bucolic idyll punctuated by matter-of-fact sexual interludes. Composed of meditative long takes, the film is casually erotic, playful – the opening credits appear 45 minutes in – and gently ruminative. Yet the film’s serene, pastoral nature is not without an oblique political conscience, hinted at by the devastated Thai economy and Burmese military junta that lurk sinisterly in the deep background.

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