Director Janus Metz won the 2010 Cannes Critics Week prize for ARMADILLO that had its US premiere at DOC NYC and will be released this year. STF is pleased to showcase this earlier work which previously screened at SXSW, Full Frame and other fests.
From the Full Frame catalogue:
In Thy, a faraway Danish fishing community, there are now over five hundred Thai women. Fifteen years ago, there was one—Sommai, who has since become quite the professional matchmaker. When her niece, Kae, follows the well-traveled path from Bangkok to Copenhagen she has just three months to find a suitable husband before her visa expires. Arriving with great hopes but no Danish, Kae learns the basics: “good night,” “good morning,” and “I have a headache.” Through a personal ad, Sommai finds her a prospective suitor: Kjeld, a respectable young Dane with a decent job. Their courtship is painfully awkward, occasionally sweet, and largely reliant on a dictionary. Given amazing access to several Thai women and their Danish husbands, director Janus Metz captures the most intimate of moments in this beautifully photographed meditation on loneliness and love.