THE NEW YORK TIMES (Critic’s Pick) by JEANNETTE CATSOULIS : Don’t Come Back From the Moon (2019)
“Children forced too soon to become adults act out and draw inward in scenes that some may find aimless and metaphorically strained. Yet the movie’s emotional potency is undeniable, its slow crescendo of wounded feelings and shimmering photography leaving unexpected imprints on the eyes and heart.”
VARIETY by JOE LEYDON : Don’t Come Back From the Moon (2019)
“Chananun Chotrungroj’s relentlessly roaming hand-held cinematography enhances the overall sense of spontaneity and discovery.”
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES by RICHARD ROEPER : Don’t Come Back From the Moon (2019)
“From its opening moments through its pitch-perfect closing notes, “Don’t Come Back from the Moon” is a stunning and stark and beautiful thing to behold.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES by ROBERT ABELE : Don’t Come Back From the Moon (2019)
cinematographer Chananun Chotrungroj’s tactile, restless visuals roaming the desert’s beauty and its inhabitants’ restiveness.
VARIETY by JESSICA KIANG : The Third Wife (2018)
Though it’s almost painterly, in the pellucid watercolor palette of DP Chananun Chotrungroj’s glistening bamboo-green, aloe-scented imagery, and authentic to its period setting down to the quietest silken detail, by focusing with unwavering empathy on the interior life of teenage bride May (Nguyen Phuong Tra My), the remarkable “The Third Wife” feels newborn and ineffably modern.
SCREENDAILY by BY JOHN BERRA : The Third Wife (2018)
Making exquisite use of natural light, cinematographer Chananun Chotrungroj captues routines and rituals, such as the gentle massaging of bodies, the preparation of delectable dishes, and a river funeral, in an observational manner that placidly notes all the time-honored practices. Her evocation of time and place exudes a languid texture, although tension cuts through the hazy surface once May becomes painfully aware of her limited agency.
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