One for the Road (HKIFF46)

Genre
SPECIAL PROGRAMME
Release Date
20 Aug 2022 (Sat)
Category
--- (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
136 Minutes
Language
Thai, English / Chinese and English Subtitle
Director
Baz Poonpiriya
Cast
Tor Thanapob, Ice Natara, Ploi Horwang, Noon Siraphun
Synopsis
Boss is a successful bartender in New York City. However, when his estranged friend Aood calls from Bangkok with the news he is dying of cancer, the party comes to an end. The two reunite and take a farewell trip to Thailand to return sentimental items to Aood’s exes – uncorking painful memories and shaking up past romantic entanglements in the process. One of Thailand’s foremost entertainers, Poonpiriya follows cult classic Bad Genius (2017) with a remarkable road movie, recalling the films of Wong Kar Wai with its cocktail of effortless style, heart tugging drama and bittersweet nostalgia.

Boss is a successful bartender in New York City. However, when his estranged friend Aood calls from Bangkok with the news he is dying of cancer, the party comes to an end. The two reunite and take a farewell trip to Thailand to return sentimental items to Aood’s exes – uncorking painful memories and shaking up past romantic entanglements in the process. One of Thailand’s foremost entertainers, Poonpiriya follows cult classic Bad Genius (2017) with a remarkable road movie, recalling the films of Wong Kar Wai with its cocktail of effortless style, heart tugging drama and bittersweet nostalgia.

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