Nontawat Numbenchapol

Nontawat Numbenchapol

Director, Editor


Nontawat Numbenchapol is a Thai film director and screenwriter known for his acclaimed feature films, such as "By the Time It Gets Dark" (2016), "Trap" (2017) and "The Second Life of Thieves" (2017).

Nontawat was born in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 24, 1982. He studied film and media production at the College of Arts, Media, and Technology at Thammasat University. After graduation, he worked as a photographer and freelance filmmaker.

In 2011, Nontawat made his feature film debut with "Recycle" (2011). The film was praised for its unique visual style and was nominated for several awards, including the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

In 2016, Nontawat released his second feature film, "By the Time It Gets Dark" (2016). The film follows a young woman's search for her identity and her relationship to politics, religion, and culture in Thailand. The film was hailed as one of the most important Thai films of the decade and won several awards, including Best Film at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

In 2017, Nontawat released two feature films: "Trap" (2017) and "The Second Life of Thieves" (2017). "Trap" follows a young man who is trapped in a cycle of crime and violence, and "The Second Life of Thieves" follows a group of criminals who attempt to escape their lives of crime. Both films were highly acclaimed and were nominated for several awards.

Nontawat's work has been praised for its thoughtful and thought-provoking approach to storytelling, as well as its unique visual style. He has also been praised for his ability to tell stories that challenge the status quo and push the boundaries of contemporary Thai cinema.

Nontawat is one of the most important and influential filmmakers in Thailand and his work is some of the most important and acclaimed in the country. His films have won several awards and have been praised by critics and audiences alike. Nontawat continues to make films that challenge and push the boundaries of Thai cinema.

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