Here's the first trailer for Supernatural, a science fiction movie about a future Thailand. It's full of beautiful men falling in love with each other, but also a strange future in which all of reality is up for grabs, because "the Realm has reached version 2.0."
The distributor, TLA releasing, calls the movie "futuristic, experimental, homo-erotic and with elements of a political essay," and is currently showing it in festivals ahead of a theatrical release later this year. Here's the synopsis:
In a futurist world, the Thai kingdom has been transformed by ‘The Leader’ into ‘the Realm of people who have done good deeds and earned merits’. It’s a nice place to be, even though the inhabitants are plagued by an indefinable nostalgia. In the old days, people could at least touch each other. Although the Realm has reached version 2.0, technical possibilities remain limited. This wondrous story of the future is interwoven with stories set in the present and past. According to Pansittivorakul, known for his independently-produced and taboo-breaking documentaries on homosexuality and politics, his first feature is science fiction, yet it is about today’s Thailand. For instance he criticizes the need for religion and superstition. But in the end, this very idiosyncratic, homo-erotically charged essay is above all about time: ‘Time influences everything. The past has to do with the present, and the present is linked to the future.’
Even though it's set in the future, this sounds like it could have a lot of magical-realist elements, as well as a certain amount of David Mitchell-esque intertwining of past and present. (Of course, they might have to change the title, or people will start wondering where Jared and Jensen are.) [via Big Gay Picture Show]
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