Prelude to General

Pimpaka Towira/11 minutes/2016/Thailand/Experimental

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Synopsis

Two women face one another. Two worlds touch. Past and presence. The young woman warns the older woman. Something terrible will happen. The older woman massages the general. She knows the general’s secret. She wanders through empty rooms. Rooms coated with a patina of secrecy. The warning hangs in the air. The young woman does not have a chance.

Dua wanita berhadapan satu sama lain. Dua dunia saling bersentuhan. Masa lalu dan masa kini. Sang wanita muda memperingatkan wanita yang lebih tua. Hal buruk akan terjadi. Wanita yang lebih tua memijat sang jenderal. Ia mengetahui rahasia sang jenderal. Ia menjelajah ruang-ruang kosong. Ruang-ruang yang diselimuti rahasia bertahun-tahun. Peringatan bergelantung di udara. Sang wanita muda tidak punya kesempatan.

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Director

Pimpaka Towira

Pimpaka Towira

Director

Pimpaka Towira (1967, Thailand) was educated in Film at the Thammasat University in Bangkok. Her feature film debut One Night Husband (2003) brought her international fame, making her one of the first female Thai filmmakers to be noticed by international critics and viewers. She has been invited as a jury member for many film festivals and won the Silpathorn Award in 2009, granted by the Ministry of Culture in Thailand. Her film The Island Funeral (2015) also received an award in the Asian Future category at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Pimpaka Towira (1967, Thailand) mengambil kuliah Film di Thammasat University, Bangkok. Film panjang perdananya yang berjudul One Night Husband (2003) membawanya dikenal publik internasional dan menjadikannya salah satu sineas wanita Thailand pertama yang kondang di kalangan kritikus dan penonton internasional. Ia telah diundang sebagai juri untuk banyak festival film dan memenangkan Silpathorn Award pada tahun 2009, yang dipersembahkan oleh Kementerian Kebudayaan Thailand. Filmnya The Island Funeral (2015) menerima penghargaan untuk kategori Asian Future di Tokyo International Film Festival.