HOw To Win at Checkers (every time)

SYNOPSIS

In Thailand, all males turning 21 years old must participate in the annual military draft lottery.Drawing a black card grants exemption, while drawing red results in two years of military service.On the morning of his draft lottery, Oat reflects back on his childhood--when as a child, his older brother Ek faced the possibility of being drafted himself. Unable to convince Ek to do whatever he can to change his fate, young Oat takes matters into his own hands, resulting in unexpected circumstances. Based on the short stories “At the Café Lovely” and “Draft Day” from the U.S. bestselling book Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) is director Josh Kim's debut feature film.

ABOUT THE FILM

Country: Thailand

Writer/Director: Josh Kim

Producers: Edward Gunawan, Chris Lee and Anocha Suwichakornpong

Executive Producers:  Andrew Tiernan, Kuo Loon Loh, Mark Chen, Paul Wong, Michael Rogers and Stea Lim

Director of Photography: Nikorn Sripongwarakul

Editor: Kamontorn Eakwatanakij

Sound Designer: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr

Music Composer: Böðvar Björnsson

Runtime: 80 minutes

Language: Thai

Subtitles: English

Cast: Ingkarat “Ryu” Damrongsakkul … as Oat

Starring: Toni Rakkaen (IIrah Wimonchailerk) … as Adult Oat, Thira “Um” Chutikul … as Ek, Arthur “Jin” Navarat … as Jai, Natarat “Nut” Lakha … as Kitty, Vatanya “Jim” Thamdee … as Auntie