Standing defiantly apart from the political ambitions of the Romanian New Wave, Paul Negoescu's debut feature is an impeccably observed comedy of errors and warm portrayal of contemporary Bucharest nightlife.
Perfectly capturing the feeling of post-holiday year end ennui, A Month In Thailand orbits around it's sad-sack hero’s (Andrei Mateiu, Toni Erdmann) misadventures on New Year's Eve. A twilight odyssey through buffet-style restaurants with bad karaoke and clubs pumping out dance remixes of “The Power of Love”. Perpetually falling in and out of love, caught between paying cursory attention to his current girlfriend (Ioana Anastasia Anton), with whom he’s about to take the titular trip in the new year, and longing for his former one (Sinziana Nicola), who seems to shadow him at every party.
A bittersweet story of longing, regret, and indecisiveness.
"Captures a certain generational zeitgeist." – Screendaily
About the filmmaker
Paul Negoescu holds a degree in film directing from the National Film School in Romania. He directed several short films that have been awarded at a number of important international film festivals (including festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Sarajevo, Karlovy Vary and Rotterdam). He has been nominated for the European Film Academy award in 2009 and 2011. His first feature A MONTH IN THAILAND premiered in the International Critics’ Week program of the Venice Film Festival. The film received several awards including FIPRESCI Award at the International Film Festival in Sofia. Negoescu founded his own company for production of short, documentary and animated films. He is also the founder of Timishort Film Festival in Timisoara, Romania.