Till We Meet AgainCultureCinemaMovie reviews
Two young and attractive lovers travel to Thailand together to “find themselves” and rejuvenate their relationship. It sounds like a fairly unoriginal concept, doesn’t it? But Till We Meet Again somehow makes the story refreshingly different. With exquisite cinematography coupled with the alluringly exotic Thailand setting, the picture really makes one want to travel. It’s not difficult to see why Till We Meet Again has won five prestigious film festival awards already, especially considering how imaginatively it was put together despite budget restrictions and time constraints. With its vibrant cast, who all deliver equally impressive performances throughout, the movie is an artistic and original take on a recognisable romantic drama story, with numerous emotive twists and turns.
In an attempt to save their stagnating relationship, Erik (John Matton) and Joanna (Linnea Larsdotter) discard their lives in New York for an idyllic journey abroad, after Erik surprises Joanna with plane tickets. However, it is not long before tempers flare and the couple realises that there may be trouble in paradise. Joanna, feeling the need for some time away from her needy and dependent partner, decides to go and meet up with an old male friend who is also in the area, leaving Erik alone in the unfamiliar country. Anxious and jealous, Erik begins to suspect that there may be something between Joanna and her good looking friend, David (Emrhys Cooper). The temporary split sends each of them on their own emotional journeys across Thailand, as they find themselves in the arms of new, equally complicated people with unresolved feelings and desires.
Directed by Bank Tangjaitrong and both written by and starring John Matton, the movie simultaneously follows the stories of Erik and Joanna, whilst revealing information about their past through various flashbacks set back in the States. After meeting John Matton whilst studying at the New York Film Academy, Bank Tangjaitrong allegedly bonded with the actor over a love for Thailand and travelling. One day, Matton approached him with a script and the pair began to work to create the ambitious Till We Meet Again, amongst other projects. Despite apparently not even having the budget for a production designer, script supervisor, or full camera team, Till We Meet Again is a great example of what independent filmmakers can achieve.
Till We Meet Again is released in selected cinemas on 25th November 2016.
Watch the trailer for Till We Meet Again here: