Karaoke Girl

Visra Vichit-Vadakan
Screening time  
24.02. / Monday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 3  
At the age of 15, Sa Sitijin left her village to find work in Bangkok. After three years labouring in a factory for three dollars a day, she decided that the only way to support her family was to become an escort.

Four years later, filmmaker Visra Vichit- Vadakan invited her to be the subject/star of this film. Flicking seamlessly between verite footage of Sa’s personal life and dramatised scenes of the Karaoke Girl at work, Vadakan mixes fact and fiction into an original cinematographic formula.

Visra Vichit-Vadakan

Visra Vichit-Vadakan, born 1981, studied at Stanford University and graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. She is the recipient of the Reynolds Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship and the Tisch Graduate Film Fellowship. Her short films In Space (2010), Rise (2009) and Fall (2008) have been shown at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Tribeca Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and the Bangkok World Film Festival. Karaoke Girl is her first feature film.

General sponsor

Sao Karaoke

2013, 77', DCP

Directed by:
Visra Vichit-Vadakan

Screenplay by:
Visra Vichit-Vadakan

Sandi Sissel, ASC., Chananun Chotrungroj

Edited by:
Sandi Sissel, ASC., Chananun Chotrungroj

Sandi Sissel, ASC., Chananun Chotrungroj

Pornmanus Rattanavich

Produced by:
Hidden Rooster Films

Festivals & Awards:

Open City Doc Fest 2013 – Emerging International Filmmaker Award; International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013; Santiago International Film Festival 2013; Vancouver International Film Festival 2013; Helsinki Cine Asian Film Festival 2013; Luxembourg City Film Festival 2013