Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens


“Fathers” director Palatpol Mingpornpichit on making a film about LGBT families in Thailand


Mingpornpichit's film "Fathers" focuses on a gay couple in Thailand who must deal with many tribulations to raise a son.

Movie “Fathers” showcases both tolerance and challenges for Thai LGBT couples


The Thai movie "Fathers" shows the challenges a gay couple encounters while raising their adopted son.

An interview with Tom Waller, director of “The Last Executioner”


Bangkok-based director Tom Waller talks about his experiences profiling Thailand's last gunshot executioner, and why so few Thai films make it big internationally.

A firing squad of one: Thailand’s “Last Executioner”


The fascinating story of Chavoret Jaruboon, who executed 55 prisoners as Thailand's last gunshot executioner.

Review: Cemetery of Splendour (Thailand, 2015)


Thanks to movies like The Hangover Part II and countless social media postings from rambunctious vacationers, the West often sees Thailand through the lens of...