Canadian Premiere
Selection 2022

One For the Road

Directed by Baz Poonpiriya


Official selection

Sundance International Film Festival 2021
Golden Rooster Film Festival 2021
Udine Far East Film Festival 2022


Sundance 2021-World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award-Creative Vision


Baz Poonpiriya


Kai Wai Wong


Puangsoi Aksornsawang, Nottapon Boonprakob, Baz Poonpiriya


Aokbab Chutimon, Ploi Horwang, Ice Natara, Noon Siraphun, Tor Thanapob, Violette Wautier


Block 2 Distribution Ltd.

Hong Kong, Thailand 2021 128 mins OV Thai/English Subtitles : English
Genre Drama

“Poonpiriya clearly knows how to push an audience’s buttons”
- Peter Debruge, VARIETY

Boss (Thanapob Leeratanakajorn), quite the ladies’ man, has found great success as a meticulous bartender in New York City. However, when he gets a call from long-time friend Aood (Natara Nopparatayapon), still in Bangkok, the endless party comes to an end. As his estranged friend announces to him that he is dying of cancer, the two hatch a plan to reunite, make amends, and take a farewell trip across Thailand to return sentimental items to Aood’s exes. It’s a shaky, potentially disastrous plan as it is, bound to expose painful memories and previous romantic entanglements in all their ugliness. A plan that is only made worse by the fact Aood is holding something back… A secret that no boozy bucket-list trip can solve.

One of Thailand’s foremost entertainers, Nattawut “Baz” Poonpiriya follows the cult classic and memorable Fantasia hit BAD GENIUS with a remarkable road movie that take its two characters down very treacherous, very painful—and extremely scenic—terrain. Recalling the films of Wong Kar-wai for its bittersweet stroll down memory lane (produced, in fact, by the Hong Kong director’s own company, BLK2), ONE FOR THE ROAD is an effortlessly stylish cocktail improbably pitched somewhere between a Cosmo and an Old Fashioned—sweet, with a pop sensibility, yet hard-hitting. It is a knowing mix of heart-tugging melodrama and nostalgia, a smooth operator of a film showcasing Poonpiriya’s blockbuster expertise on the world stage. – Ariel Esteban Cayer