ANG48

ANGSUMALIN 48 is a full name of ANG48 which stands for a fictional organization ‘Alliance of Nippon Girls 48’. The film is a synthesis of archival materials of Asian film history from different countries. The result is an intelligent operating system of 48 digits which was born into a half-human half-golden-snail figure. ANGSUMALIN 48 can dissolve and become invisible for human eyes in order to penetrate through the air as a secret cultural agent. The ANGSUMALIN 48 women have the role of building connections, spreading good relations and providing support for the alliance of Asian women in different countries to rise up and release their past pain since the WWII, the Cold War until today. The name of this operating system is chosen to commemorate and give honor to ANGSUMALIN, a Thai fictional character in Khu Kam, a novel by Thommayanti, who is an emblem of honesty, loyalty, and love to the homeland.

  • Chulayarnnon - Siriphol
    Director
  • Chulayarnnon - Siriphol
    Writer
  • Chulayarnnon - Siriphol
    Producer
  • Chulayarnnon - Siriphol
    Key Cast
    "Angsumalin"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    25,914 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Thailand
  • Country of Filming:
    China, Korea, Republic of, Thailand
  • Language:
    English, Japanese, Thai
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Exterior: The Science of Collective Consciousness, Tate Modern
    London
    United Kingdom
    April 5, 2023
    United Kingdom premiere
  • Beautiful Soup – Five Inclusion Tactics for Seven Curators, de Appel
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    March 3, 2023
    European premiere
  • Shadow Dancing: Where Can We Find a Silver Lining in Challenging Times? Hong-Gah museum
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    April 2, 2022
    Asian premiere
  • Shadow Dancing: Where Can We Find a Silver Lining in Challenging Times? Jim Thompson Art Center
    Bangkok
    Thailand
    March 17, 2022
    World Premiere
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Distribution Information
  • Chulayarnnon Siriphol
    Distributor
    Country: Thailand
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Chulayarnnon - Siriphol

Chulayarnnon Siriphol was born in 1986. Both a filmmaker and an artist, he employs moving images and his body as his main medium. His works are wide and varied in genre, ranging from short film, experimental film, documentary to performance video and video installations. From adaptations of local mythology and science fiction to transformation of analog body to digital spirituality, he questions contemporary issues and political ideology through his own sense of sarcasm.

His short film Vanishing Horizon of the Sea won Special Mention from the 2014 Singapore International Film Festival. His solo exhibitions include Behind the Painting, curated by Hiroyuki Hattori, the Art Centre, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (2015), Museum of Kirati, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (2017). Give Us A Little More Time, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (2020). Siriphol has taken part in group exhibitions such as The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka, Japan (2014), 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2015), Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Para Site, Hongkong (2017), Ghost:2561, Bangkok, Thailand (2018), The 7th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan (2020). His short film, PLANETARIUM, premiered at 2018 Cannes Film Festival as part of 10 YEARS THAILAND, a feature film by 4 Thai directors (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wisit Sasanatieng, Aditya Assarat and Chulayarnnon Siriphol) in the Special Screenings section. Now, he is currently living and working in Bangkok.

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