International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017 - Medium As Message

"International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) might not be the obvious place to go in search of documentary filmmaking. Doc-focused cousin International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) takes place only an hour away and less than two months before, meaning IFFR, a festival most renowned for experimental short film, isn't exactly…

Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit)

Following his first film 36, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit again blends formal experimentation with more traditionalist impulses in second feature Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy. Thamrongrattanarit takes 410 tweets from the twitter feed of a 17 year old girl Mary (@marylony) and adapts them into a continuing, sequential narrative, building his…