The Anthem

Thailand / UK 2006
5 minutes / 35mm, 1,85:1, Dolby SRD / Colour
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cast: Donruedee Chana, Garuna Luktoomtong, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Nantarat Sawaddikul
Camera: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Editor / Post-Production Supervisor: Lee Chatametikool
Sound: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Art Director: Akekarat Homlaor
Costume: Suphapich Thitithammasak
Assistant director: Suchada Sirithanawuddhi
Continuity: Manita Niyomprasit

Commissioned by Lux Artists Cinema, Frieze Art Fair, London; first presented at the Frieze Art Fair, 12 October 2006
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In Thailand, before each film screening, there will be a Royal Anthem before the feature presentation. The purpose is to honor the King. It is one of the rituals that imbedded in the society before certain events to give a blessing to something or someone.

The Anthem is part of Artist Cinemas, commissioned by the Frieze Art Fair, UK. It is a film that praises and blesses the theater and the approaching feature for each screening.