Next month, Bangkok Screening Room will be showing Wisit Sasanatieng's debut film, Tears Of The Black Tiger. A combination of Italian Spaghetti western and Thai 'lakorn' melodrama, it has become a cult classic due to its uniquely over-saturated colour palette. It was also one of the first films of the Thai 'new wave' of the 1990s.
Wisit has also directed Citizen Dog, The Unseeable, The Red Eagle, and รุ่นพี่. His short films include เราเป็นคนไทย (a music video for Petch Osthanagrah), Norasinghavatar (part of a project honouring King Rama IX), and ทัศนา (a segment of the anthology film Sawasdee Bangkok). He was also the screenwriter of Nonzee Nimibutr's 2499 and Nang Nak, wrote the treatment for Kongkiat Khomsiri's Slice, and designed the posters for the Bangkok International Film Festival in 2008 and 2009.
Tears Of The Black Tiger was shown at the National Film Archive in 2009 and 2010, and at BACC (introduced by Wisit and the cast) in 2012. It will be playing at Bangkok Screening Room on 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 21st, and 24th May.