RECIPROCAL is the Asian Film Archive (AFA)’s annual collaborative film programme that spotlights the archival collections of AFA and a partnering archive. Inspired by and responding to the resonance of each other’s featured collections, the curated line-up explores the creative intersections and juxtapositions between the preserved national, regional, and international film and moving image, offering perspectives on archival issues and concerns confronting contemporary archivists.
In the inaugural edition of RECIPROCAL, the AFA and the Thai Film Archive (Public Organization) (TFA) each presents a selection of women-oriented stories and works from their collections that interrogate the female representation in film.
Reciprocal 2022 will run from 1 July – 7 August 2022 at Oldham Theatre. There will be an online talk with TFA and AFA’s curator for the programme on Thursday, 21 July, 7pm.
Thai Film Archive
Forever Yours (ชั่วฟ้าดินสลาย, 1955, dir. Tawee Na Bangchang)
Prae Dum (Black Silk, แพรดำ, 1961, dir. R.D. Pestonji)
Bar 21 (เทพธิดาบาร์21, 1978, dir. Euthana Mukdasanit)
Boon Rawd (ผู้หญิงคนนั้นชื่อบุญรอด, 1985, dir. Vijitra Kunawut)
Whatever, I Don’t Care (ช่างมันฉันไม่แคร์, 1986, dir. ML Bhandevanop Devakula)
6IXTYNIN9 (เรื่องตลก 69, 1999, dir. Pen-Ek Ratanaruang)
One Night Husband (คืนไร้เงา, 2003, dir. Pimpaka Towira)
Karaoke Girl (สาวคาราโอเกะ, 2013, dir. Visra Vichit-Vadakan)
Asian Film Archive
Penchuri (The Thief, 1956, dir. K.M. Basker, Singapore)
Aku Mahu Hidup (I Want to Live, 1971, dir. M. Amin, Singapore)
They Call Her… Cleopatra Wong (1978, dir. Bobby A. Suarez, Singapore, Philippines)
Miss Wonton (云吞小姐, 2001, dir. Meng Ong, USA)
Ho Yuk (Let’s Love Hong Kong) (好郁, 2002, Yau Ching, Hong Kong)
Feet Unbound (2006, Ng Khee Jin, Singapore, China, Australia)
My Daughter (理发店的女儿, 2009, Charlotte Lim, Malaysia)
hUSh (2016, Djenar Maesa Ayu & Kan Lume, Indonesia)
About the Thai Film Archive
The Thai Film Archive (Public Organization) is devoted to its mission to collect and preserve films, audiovisual, and related materials from its national heritage. It facilitates research and builds knowledge on cinema and other related subjects.
The Thai Film Archive has a growing collection comprising, currently, of over 50,000 newsreels, 8,000 documentary and nonfiction films, 1,500 Thai feature films, and more than 100,000 tapes. The collection also has over 30,000 film-related materials.
The Thai Film Archive screens films regularly at its cinematheque. It also houses a book library and a mediatheque, organises exhibitions, lectures, and tours at its museum (the Thai Film Museum and Maya City) as part of its public service toward education and research.
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