Welcome to our 2014 Festival Staff Picks column! We’ll be posting some first looks at Festival Films to look out for on the 2014 Film Schedule. Check back to the AFF blog for new Staff Picks each week! Read More
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Victoria Costantino | 10.08.2014 Welcome to our 2014 Festival Staff Picks column! We’ll be posting some first looks at Festival Films to look out for on the 2014 Film Schedule. Check back to the AFF… Read More
First of all I must say that I truly enjoyed this film. I was looking forward to watching the movie as soon as I found out that it took place in Thailand as I have a good friend who recently moved there and he has told me so many wonderful things about the culture.
Although he lived in Austin his entire life he had a rich appreciation for other cultures, which eventually led him to Thailand. The first time he came back to Austin to visit he told me all about Thailand, and focused on the people. He told me about the Kathoey and the performance aspect of that culture. This friend of mine is one that I made while performing in a children’s theatre group a few years ago so you can imagine his enthusiasm for relaying information about anything performance related is high. He painted a glamorous picture of the Kathoey to me and I must admit I was expecting to see some of this in Patong Girl. Read More