Nontawat NumbenchapolBy the River
Nontawat Numbenchapol // Thailand // 2013 // 71 min // Original with English sub. // 18+

Wed, 23 Apr • GoetheHaus • 17:00
Fri, 25 Apr • Kineforum TIM • 20:00

Amidst the tranquility of the deep woods, the habitants of Klity, in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, have always led a simple life feeding on the fish populating the town’s
creek. However, now a mineral-processing factory has contaminated the river. A young local man dives each day to catch fish for his lover, but today he has gone missing and is unable to return to the one who eagerly waits.

Nontawat NumbenchapolNontawat Numbenchapol was born in 1983 in Thailand. He graduated in Visual Communication at Rangsit University in Bangkok his first feature length documentary Boundary (2013) was premiered at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. By the River, his second feature film, received a special mention award in Locarno International Film Festival 2013.