A gentle horror movie about a shy boy at a strict boarding school, ”Dorm” is a top-tier Thai fantasy with export stamped all over it. Aside from minor inconsistencies in its mid-section, this elegant mood piece forges a meaningful relationship between the supernatural and its central characters’ guilt and loneliness. Making his solo bow after co-directing 2003 local smash ”My Girl,” helmer Songyos Sugmakanan is a talent to watch.
Dek Hor a.k.a. Dorm Won Award at Cannes
P’Yong (Songyos Sugmakanan) - the young and talented director of Dek Hor, internationally known as Dorm. Congratulations to this critically acclaimed coming-of-age-in-disguise-of-horror Thai film for winning Cannes Junior Award at Cannes Film Festival 2007. The award, which is officially known as Prix Cannes Junior, is given annually to the best international films for children and young adults. (For more information on the criteria of the award, This added yet another international honorable trophies to the film, which won several recognitions from film festivals around worldwide including the Crystal Bear for Best Feature Film in the Generation Kplus competition (the movie for children section) at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival a.k.a. Berlinale 2007 and the Crystal Simorgh for Best Director at the 25th International Fajr Film Festival in Iran, just to name a few.