Official Selection - Out of Competition

Arnold is a Model Student (Arnold pen nak rean tua yang)

Sorayos Prapapan
Human Rights & Society Politics & War 2022 86 min Thailand, Singapore, France, Netherlands, Philippines
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School as a dictatorship

Set against the background of the 2020 Bad Student Movement protests against corruption and authoritarian discipline in Thailand’s education system, the Arnold of the title is a high-flyer in his final year of high school. When he meets Mr. Bee, who runs a business helping students pass their exams using dubious methods, Arnold seizes the opportunity to make some money. But with his satirist father exiled, Arnold’s social conscience starts to awaken.


  • Korndanai Marc Dautzenberg
  • Winyu Wongsurawat
  • Anaphat Rueanhiranthanakit
  • Darunbhorn Likitkererat


  • Sorayos Prapapan


  • Lim Teck Siang


  • Jaim Sahuleka


  • Nattapong Pipattanasub
  • Supanut Decha-umphai


  • Minimal Animal


Thursday 09 March 2023 14:00
Lieux : Cinémathèque
Audio : Thai, English
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening

Sorayos Prapapan

Sorayos Prapapan
Sorayos Prapapan

Born in 1986 in Thailand, Sorayos Prapapan completed his studies at the Film and Photography Thammasat University in Thailand and started working as a production assistant on Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s acclaimed Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. As well as making his own films, he is an accomplished sound technician and foley artist.


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