Friend with benefits, without benefits
Locarno Shorts Weeks 2021
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by Sorayos Prapapan
Thailand · 2018 · Color · 15' · o.v. Thai
19 - 25 | 02 | 2021
Nicky has just graduated with a degree in the arts. He asks his friend Koi to be the model for a photoshoot, where she has to wear a costume that won’t show her face. Later, while having dinner together, they talk about their relationship, jobs and among others about the beginning of #MeToo.
This provocative and quirky fiction studies the friendship between a young woman and a young man, whose masculinity and feminist ideas are challenged. Where is the limit of the politically correct? What is considered as harassment in the post #MeToo era? The film playfully tackles those questions.
… the place where the leopard shines.
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