Coming-of-age story “The Tin Mine” (Maha’lai muang rae) took top honors at the 15th Supannahongsa awards, Thailand’s more prestigious film kudos.
Pic won six awards including picture and director for helmer Jira Maligool. Sonthaya Chitmanee was named supporting actor, while the film picked up technical awards for sound, art design and costume design.
“Tin Mine” is Thailand’s entry for the foreign-language film category of the Oscars. Produced by Dedicate and GMM Tai Hub, pic is adapted from short stories by Ajin Panjapan and his semi-autobiographical account of growing up in a mine in post-World War II Thailand. It preemed at Korea’s Pusan fest in October.
Other major winners were horror flick “Necromancer” (Jom kha mang wet), which won actor for Chatchai Plengpanich, plus visual effects and make-up. Teen-oriented adventure pic “Beautiful, Wonderful, Perfect” won actress (Nawarat Techaratanaprasert) and supporting actress (Satida Kaewchaoom) as well as the award for song.
Director: Jira Maligool, “The Tin Mine”
Picture: “The Tin Mine”
Screenplay: Nitis Napitchyasuthin, “Dear Dakanda”
Actor: Chatchai Plengpanich, “Necromancer”
Supporting actor: Sonthaya Chitmanee, “The Tin Mine”
Actress: Nawarat Techaratanaprasert, “Beautiful, Wonderful, Perfect”
Supporting actress: Satida Kaewchaoom, “Beautiful, Wonderful, Perfect”
Cinematography: Theerawat Rujitham, “Hit Man File”
Visual effects: Oriental Post, “Necromancer”
Makeup: Withaya Deerattragool, “Necromancer”
Costume design: Apinya Chawanggool, “The Tin Mine”
Art direction: Ek Iemchuen, “The Tin Mine”
Original score: Chatchai Pongprapaphan, “Hit Man File”
Original song: Nueng Nai Huajai Por, “The One in Father’s Heart,” from “Beautiful, Wonderful, Perfect”
Sound: Nares Saraphassron, “The Tin Mine”
Film editing: Vijja Kojew, “Dear Dakanda”