Anatomy of Time
a film by Jakrawal Nilthamrong
Regional Thai town, 1960s. Tension from the Cold War is distantly rising as the country is ruled by a succession of field marshals. Mam is a young woman who is learning about life from her father, a philosophical clocksmith. She develops a relationship with two men: an ambitious calculating army lieutenant and an old friend whom she shares a difficult history with. Following a military power shift, the lieutenant asks her to move away with him as his career is taking off.
Bangkok, present day. The once-dashing lieutenant now ends up a disgraced army general lying in a coma. Mam in her old age has been living with her abusive and deeply-troubled husband through hard times filled with losses, disappointments and betrayals. With her life now also approaching its end, she looks back at past regrets and sets to sacrifice herself and take care of him until their last days.
Hubert Bals Fund, Script and Project Development Support
Paris Coproduction Village
Script Development Support, Ministry of Culture Thailand
Aide aux cinémas du monde
NFF+HBF Co-Production Support
World Cinema Fund Europe
Southeast Asia Co-Production Grant, Singapore
In Production, 2020
Diversion / Mit Out Sound Films
Damned Films (France)
Sluizer Film Productions (The Netherlands)
M'GO Films (Singapore)