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Jakrawal Nilthamrong

  • Jakrawal Nilthamrong is a Bangkok based artist and filmmaker who came to prominence for his unconventional approach to filmmaking. From short films and documentary to video installations and feature films, his works often incorporate concepts from Eastern philosophy, which acquire new meanings when revisited in a contemporary context. Influenced by surrealist figures such as Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel, Nilthamrong’s films are characterized by their enigmatic nature, lack of a linear narrative, and their use of the non-sequitur. Some of the recurring themes in his work include karma, reincarnation and destiny, drawing on his own beliefs as a practicing Buddhist in order to explore painful events in Thailand’s history and their resulting trauma. The results are perplexing and complex films that follow their own internal logic and defy easy interpretation, slipping between past and present, the real and the imagined.

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Jakrawal Nilthamrong is a Bangkok based artist and filmmaker who came to prominence for his unconventional approach to filmmaking. From short films and documentary to video installations and feature films, his works often incorporate concepts from Eastern philosophy, which acquire new meanings when revisited in a contemporary context. Influenced by surrealist figures such as Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel, Nilthamrong’s films are characterized by their enigmatic nature, lack of a linear narrative, and their use of the non-sequitur. Some of the recurring themes in his work include karma, reincarnation and destiny, drawing on his own beliefs as a practicing Buddhist in order to explore painful events in Thailand’s history and their resulting trauma. The results are perplexing and complex films that follow their own internal logic and defy easy interpretation, slipping between past and present, the real and the imagined.