Opening Film: Ten Years Thailand
       
     
Sunset by Aditya Assarat
       
     
Catopia by Wisit Sasanatieng
       
     
Planetarium by Chulayarnnon Siriphol
       
     
Song of The City by Apitchapong Weerasethakul
       
     
Opening Film: Ten Years Thailand
       
     
Opening Film: Ten Years Thailand

10 years Thailand is an omnibus film inviting four directors to imagine their country a decade from now. The four are Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng and Chulayarnnon Siriphol. Each contributes an episode that taken together sound a warning about the current political situation in Thailand. Since 2014, the country has been ruled by a military dictatorship that has curbed dissent, public expression, and creativity and diversity of thought. A new nationalism in now being promoted with its own narrow rules of correct thinking and correct actions. If this is allowed to coutinue, what will the decade ahead look like?

Sunset by Aditya Assarat
       
     
Sunset by Aditya Assarat

Several soldiers follow up on a routine complaint at an art gallery. They are there to check up on exhibitions around town and make sure there are no images that may cause conflict and misunderstanding. Meanwhile Kaen, the driver of the army van, has something to say to Ann, the cleaning girl at the gallery. But he does not have the courage to speak.

Catopia by Wisit Sasanatieng
       
     
Catopia by Wisit Sasanatieng

A young man finds that his everyday life seems normal except for one thing: he is the only human left amid a world of cats. They walk, dress, act and talk just like humans. Some of them are even his friends. They don't realize that he's the only human left in a world of cats, so he must make himself blend in as much as possible with the felines.

Planetarium by Chulayarnnon Siriphol
       
     
Planetarium by Chulayarnnon Siriphol

The New Youth are trained by the state to find and bring in citizens who don't think and act in the correct way. Those offending citizen are brought into the Ministry of VHS where they undergo a special light treatment to correct their mistakes. In this way, a good society can be promoted where everyone is peaceful and have permanent happy faces.

Song of The City by Apitchapong Weerasethakul
       
     
Song of The City by Apitchapong Weerasethakul

Around the Rathchadanussorn Park in Khon Kaen, under the watchful eye of the Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat statue, several people gather to enjoy the breeze and chit-chat. There is construction happening all around, and it's nice just to sit and pass the time speaking of old memories, new plans, and a device that promotes relaxation and well-being