F. HILAIRE

director: 
Surussavadi Chuarchart
country: 
Thailand
year: 
2015
category: 
film
legth: 
103'
section: 
Jury of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome
festival edition: 
2015
Pongsatorn, a Primary School teacher of a Catholic School, has decided to continue his education in the Master Degree level, majoring in Literature. When choosing his thesis topic, the name of a westerner, 'F. Hilaire', pops up in his mind. Brother François Touvenet Hilaire arrived in Siam some 100 years ago and soon he mastered the Thai language, to the point that he could write a textbook still used by Pongsatorn a century later. Soon after having learnt more about F. Hilaire's life in depth, the way Pongsatorn sees the world will change forever.