Private Project

The Lost Princess

Kingdom of Chiang Mai has been annexed into the centralized country of Thailand in 1894, Chao Doungduen - the princess, now without a kingdom, has staunchly held onto her royal status through her own means.

Now, at 89 years old, She diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her symptoms cause her to live further in the past. She live in
a bubble without much interaction from the outside world, while her family move out to live in a big city.

Her niece, this documentary filmmaker visit her from time to time. It become somewhat surreal experience like walking into living museum.

With her memories fading, will her belief in her superior ‘bloodline’ and ‘title’ bring Chao Doungduen any solace in her final years?

  • Kornpat Pawakranond
  • Kamontorn Eakwattanakij
  • Lee Chatametikool
    By the Time It Gets Dark,Where We Belong, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,
  • Kamontorn Eakwattanakij
    P047, Tang Wong, Concrete Cloud, How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)
  • Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
    Sound Editor / Mixer
    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Eye on the Ball, Snap, Wonderful Town
  • Chaitawat Thrisansri
    Call me by Your Name, The Cave, Where We Belong, Snap
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Indigenous, Biography, Experimental, Documentary, Feminist, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 26 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    154,000 USD
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    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Kornpat Pawakranond

Korn Pat is a filmmaker and commercial director based in Bangkok, Thailand. Her works satire culture and challenge the norm with contemporary style. She graduated in Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction in her 1st experimental film ‘FERMATA’. It was selected to New Media Festival in South Korea and Bangkok Student Short Film in 2010.

She worked in Advertising Agency as Art Director in JWT Thailand before turn her life around by pursuing to become filmmaker. She got MA in filmmaking with distinction from London Film School.

She worked as Camera Operator, Editor, Director, Writer in several films and TV series during her years in the UK and Thailand. She continues her dream as director in her debut documentary ‘The Lost Princess’ which is funded by Purin Pictures and Content Thailand.

Recently, She directed experimental documentary series, produced by Brendan Fitzgerald (producer of Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond) that will screen on steaming platform in 2023.

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Director Statement

The Lost Princess - is a rich portrait of Thai traditional value toward Royalty bloodline which I experienced it through my grandmother.

The concept of Divine Being often associated with the royal family in the Thai context. It is indeed difficult for outsiders to understand the complexities of people who were born as royal.

In a country where monarchs are believed to hold more power and superiority than the average citizen, freedom of critical thinking becomes limited.

Yet, it can go the other way around, mentally trapping those who had relied on the system to the point of not being able to adjust to the rapidly changing world – just like Chao Doungduen.