Pop Aye

  • Wed Sept 6
Pop Aye

with producer Weijie Lai in person

Kirsten Tan
Bong, Thaneth WaraKulnukroh, Penpak Sirikul

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes the elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters that includes a pair of local police officers, a forlorn transgender sex worker, and a mysteriously wise drifter. As the encounters mount and the bond between man and elephant deepens, filmmaker Kirsten Tan weaves a strikingly universal tale in this feature debut that won prizes (and hearts) at the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals.

Cosponsored with the Society for the Humanities, Southeast Asia Program, Comparative Literature, and Performing and Media Arts.

website: kinolorber.com/film/popaye

Ithaca Premiere
DCP 'Scope color
1 hour 42 minutes
release year/country
2017 Thailand/Singapore