Prelude: Points of Departure
02:16 mins


Shot in Super 8 and digitally transferred. In the film, a verse from a sonnet written by King Vajiravudh, the 6th King of the Chakri dynasty of Thailand, overlaps the elusive scenes of Si Chang island; a place where the three kings of the Chakri Dynasty, King Rama IV, Rama V, and Rama VI, occasionally visited the island for rest. The royal residence was largely abandoned in 1893 after the French occupied the island during a conflict with Thailand over control of neighboring Laos. The film explores the remnants of the landscape accompanied with desirous narration.