As reported on here, we've got high hopes for British writer / director Mark Duffield's new Thai film Ghost of Mae Nak, especially as we've heard that the film received it's premiere in Bangkok last week to a great buzz.
Now we can get our first peek of the film as the trailer (with some great visuals!) has now appeared online here, in advance of its general release on 60 screens throughout Thailand on 15th September.
Ghost of Mae Nak is set in modern Bangkok and tells the story of a young newly wed couple who are haunted by the spirit of an old Thai legend.
Starring Pataratida 'Tangmo' Pacharawirapong and Siwat 'C' Chotchaicharin, this film marks the film debut of Mark Duffield who came up with the idea for the film after learning about the legend of Mae Nak Phrakanong from the film Nang Nak. After extensive research, he wrote an original screenplay for Ghost of Mae Nak in English, which was then translated into Thai.
Ghost of Mae Nak is a re-telling of a Thai spirit tale that had seen no fewer than 20 previous cinematic renderings. All can be traced to a famous old legend in which a young pregnant woman named Nak and her baby die during childbirth, and later come back to haunt her husband Mak.
For more information, visit the official website at www.maenak.com/ where you can see photos from the film, download a trailer and listen to music featured in the movie.
1st Nov 04 Above all though, it is the relationship between John and Laura Baxter which is the film’s central focus throughout, and the gradual disintegration of their relationship amidst a haze of grief.