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The Resource Agrarian utopia, directed by Uruphong Raksasad, (electronic resource)

Agrarian utopia, directed by Uruphong Raksasad, (electronic resource)

Label
Agrarian utopia
Title
Agrarian utopia
Statement of responsibility
directed by Uruphong Raksasad
Contributor
Director
Subject
Language
tha
Summary
Two families are employed by a landowner to work on his rice fields. One of them used to own their own land, but was evicted for being unable to keep up with his hefty loan payments. In the absence of machinery, they plant rice using traditional farming methods and an untrained buffalo. However, the low market prices for rice mean that they have to supplement their income with picking wild mushrooms. They also eat wild frogs, snakes and honeycomb when their income proves to be too meagre to feed the family. In contrast, a neighboring farmer, a retired teacher, farms his land organically and hopes to keep the land fertile with the rice stalks, so that he will always be able to grow food for himself. Thai director Uruphong Raksasad had grown up in the same village where the film is beautifully shot, and had chosen to use local farmers as his actors. Awards/Festivals: NETPAC Special Mention Award, International Film Festival Rotterdam; Special Mention Award, Barcelona Asian Film Festival; NETPAC Award, Brisbane International Film Festival; Golden Hanoman Award, Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival; NETPAC Award, Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival; Best Narrative Film, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival; !f Inspired Award - Most Inspired Director, !f International Independent Film Festival, Istanbul; Special Jury Award, Millenium International Documentary Film Festival; Green Chilies Award (Best Film), Asian Hot Shot Berlin Festival; Hong Kong International Film Festival; Singapore International Film Festival; Jeonju International Film Festival; Libertas Film Festival; Filmfest Munchen; Vancouver International Film Festival; Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival; Flanders International Film Festival Ghent; Mumbai Film Festival; Vienna International Film Festival; Asiaticafilmmediale, Rome; Mar del Plata International Film Festival; Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival; International Film Festival Bratislava; International Film Festival of Kerala; Pune International Film Festival; Fajr International Film Festival; San Francisco Asian American Film Festival
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Awards note
  • Nominated 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Achievement in Cinematography
  • Nominated 2011 Thailand National Film Association Awards, Best Editing
  • Nominated 2011 Thailand National Film Association Awards, Best Picture
  • Won 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, UNESCO Award
  • Won 2009 Brisbane International Film Festival, Netpac Award
  • Won 2011 Thailand National Film Association Awards, Best Cinematography
  • Won 2011 Thailand National Film Association Awards, Best Director
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Recorded in Thailand
Language note
This edition in Thai with English subtitles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Raksasad, Uruphong
Runtime
121
Series statement
Asian film online
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Motion pictures
Target audience
general
Label
Agrarian utopia, directed by Uruphong Raksasad, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP2073922/asiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (121 min.)
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)877880218
Video recording format
other
Label
Agrarian utopia, directed by Uruphong Raksasad, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP2073922/asiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (121 min.)
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)877880218
Video recording format
other

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