Locarno Shorts Weeks 2021

Puen len len puen

Friend with benefits, without benefits

by Sorayos Prapapan
Thailand  ·  2018  ·  Color  ·  15'  ·  o.v. Thai

On Demand

18 - 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.  

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Sorayos Prapapan


Sorayos Prapapan

Nattapong Pipattanasub, Rinrada Pornsombutsatien

Sorayos Prapapan

Visuta Matanom

Vijaktre Thirapatana

Sorayos Prapapan

Sound Designer
Sorayos Prapapan

Sorayos Prapapan

Director's biography

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