Canadian Premiere
Selection 2022

Fast & Feel Love

Directed by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Hosted by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, director and writer



Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit


Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit


Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit


Kanokwan Butrachart, Nat Kitcharit, Anusara Korsamphan, Wipawee Patnasiri, Keetapat Pongruea, Urassaya Sperbund


Natdanai Naksuwan


Panayu Kunvanlee


GDH 559 Co., Ltd.

Thailand 2022 132 mins OV Thai Subtitles : English
Genre ComedyRomance

Thirty-year-old Kao (Nat Kitcharit) has devoted his entire life to a uniquely challenging, tunnel-vision discipline: competitive cup-stacking. But as adulthood looms, and his girlfriend Jay (Urassaya Sperbund) dumps him after a decade, he wakes up to a two-pronged ultimatum. One, Kao must beat the cup-stacking champion of the world during an upcoming online competition. Two, the cup athlete takes up his ex on her final offer to guide him through the biggest challenge of all. As she learns to prioritize herself, he must reciprocate and learn to take care of himself—whether that’s not drinking milk or fixing the water pump. Welcome to competitive “adulting”.

Following the rom-com-with-a-twist HEART ATTACK (Fantasia 2016) and 2019’s HAPPY OLD YEAR—which explored the difficulties of letting go of worldly possessions and turned the Mari Kondo fad on its head—Thai iconoclast Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (MARY IS HAPPY, MARY IS HAPPY) returns to the festival with his “first action film”—air quotes firmly in place. As in previous works, Thamrongrattanarit uses a well-known genre as a Trojan horse, providing instead an in-depth character study. Here, he explores notions of dedication and privilege as pertaining to a generation that refuses to grow older, wiser, or even aware of the wider realities of the world. The SCOTT PILGRIM-esque tale unfolds with the director’s usual quirky flair, and a powerful sense of parody structured around nods to various blockbuster hits (from the titular FAST & FURIOUS riff to Bong Joon-ho’s PARASITE as the subject of a running gag). The result is a playful, occasionally heavy, meta-comedy that will delight and surprise in equal measures. – Ariel Esteban Cayer