2019 / COLOR / SURROUND 5.1 / STUDIO : GDH / PRODUCTION : VERY SAD PICTURES , HAPPY ENDING FILM / CAST : CHUTIMON CHUENGCHAREONSUKYING , SUNNY SUWANMETHANONT / EDITED BY CHONLASIT UPANIGKIT / PRODUCED x WRITTEN x DIRECTED BY NAWAPOL THAMRONGRATTANARITTRAILER
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM 2020
BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (in competition)
OSAKA ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (in competition)
When, having spent years in Sweden, Jean returns to Thailand, she is offered a job – subject to the condition that she has an office of her own. She decides to radically declutter, in Marie Kondo-style, the packed family home she shares with her mother and brother and transform it into a minimalist zone. But this meets with resistance from her family as well as emotional obstacles; it seems she can't just throw everything out. So instead she decides to return everything she once borrowed from others – including her ex-boyfriend. This becomes a cathartic, painful process that gives rise to beautiful memories, unexpected emotions and new insights.
Like the house she is aiming for, the camera follows Jean in a calm, restrained style, paying loving attention to details and the complex inner world of the characters. This sensitive drama is lightened by moments of self-parody, discomfiture and sudden eruptions.