Ariztical Entertainment has announced that Thai filmmaker Sarunya Noithai’s explosive tale of love, betrayal, tragedy and heartbreak, She: Their Love Story, will be heading to the domestic DVD market place on Sept. 30.
Don’t assume anything going into this film. The Thai film market is peppered with action films — and, quite frankly, the old chop-socky mimicry of Hong Kong-based martial arts films has long-since past. Stories have improved, the acting has stepped-up to international standards and budgets and technical aspects are now first rate.
With that said, it was just a matter of time before domestic filmmakers would begin to explore other issues. Several of these are touched upon here … some would have been taboo just a few short years ago.
The story revolves around sisters Bua (Penpak Sirikul) and Da (Apassaporn Saengthong), the former being a successful Bangkok-based publisher, while Da, her young sister works for her as a writer. The catalyst for the screenplay here begins with an indiscretion on the part of Da, who becomes the subject of workplace ridicule when her former boyfriend spitefully circulates videos of them having sex.
Meanwhile, Bua has a secret that is driving her to divorce her husband … again, assume nothing!
Da, hurt and embraced, decides to write a story about women, like herself, taking comfort with sympathetic women of a somewhat different sexual persuasion. Her piece lurches forward in starts and stops, but once she gets beyond her “cold feet,” she manages to find a relationship with a woman named Be (Kitchya Kaesuwan).
Meanwhile, the secretive Bau strikes up a professional relationship with a photographer named June (Ann Siriwan Baker) and things quickly blossom into a relationship. But, it is not what it seems … that will be revealed in the tragic third act.
She: Their Love Story combines beautiful locations with both sensual and provocative storylines … technical aspects are all first rate. In Thai with English subtitles.
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