SWAY feature film
SWAY feature film
Director: Rooth Tang Cast: Matt Wu / Huang, Lu / Ananda Everingham / Sajee Apiwong / Kazuhiko Nishimura / Kris Wood-Bell
An intelligent and affecting drama that follows lives of three couples living in three worldly cities, Sway reflects on the excitements and struggles of immigrant experience in the age of globalization when individuals have become more mobile but also more rootless than ever. In Paris, Arthur tries to convince his girlfriend to return to Asia together with him before his visa expires. In Bangkok, June ponders her future with husband Palm in America. And in Los Angeles, Amanda tries to fit into the family of a Japanese widower still haunted by their loss.
Toronto International Film Festival, Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival , Shanghai International Film Festival
“...inspired by Wong Kar-Wai and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, the globe-jumping picture is clearly intelligent.”
— The Hollywood Reporter
“Sway’s beauty lies in its lingering gazes and its relatable contemplation of where we choose to keep our hearts, especially in a time in which “home” is no longer a fixed place.”
— Film Doo
“Writer, director, and editor Rooth Tang’s Sway presents modern love from a perspective in which borders are both crucial and meaningless…a worthwhile watch for anyone interested in keeping up with the rising voices of Asian and American film.”
THAI-AMERICAN FILMMAKER ROOTH TANG
Born in Bangkok and raised in Los Angeles where he studied film at the University of California, Rooth is an international filmmaker crisscrossing between Asia and the U.S. His feature film directing debut, SWAY, had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and its Asian premiere at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. In 2007, he was invited to participate in the Tribeca Film Festival’s All Access program for his science fiction drama screenplay, THE VITRUVIAN MAN. In that same year, his short film RADIANCE opened the Turks and Caicos Film Festival, a festival that celebrates music in films. His follow up short film, NURTURE, premiered at the 2010 Palm Springs International Shortfest Film Festival.
In addition to his films, Rooth has worked for a number of notable producers and directors such as Lynda Obst (The Fisher King), Michael Besman (About Schmidt) and Phillip Noyce (Clear and Present Danger, Catch A Fire). His experience in Hollywood has ranged from script development, pre-production and post-production with his involvement as an assistant editor in Sundance Film Festival nominated GOOK and NANKING for Academy Award winning documentary filmmakers Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman.
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Spoken Languages: Thai, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, English; Subtitles: English; Not Rated
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