- WORLD PREMIERE, Berlin International Film Festival 2015 - AUDIENCE AWARD, Best Narrative Feature, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2015 - SPECIAL JURY MENTION, Torino LGBT Film Festival 2015
"Brims with heart and pathos... definitely one film audiences should look forward to this year," Kong Rithdee, Bangkok Post - 6 Feb 2015.
"Engaging... A winning drama... signals the arrival of a talented and observant artist [director Josh Kim]," Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter - 1 April 2015.
"Deeply felt tale of fraternal bonds... reps a confident feature-length debut for [director Josh Kim]" Guy Lodge, Variety - 26 March 2015.
Add Word Productions, Chris Lee Productions & Electric Eel Films present:
"HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME)" Written and directed by Josh Kim Based on the short stories, "Draft Day" and "At the Cafe Lovely" by Rattawut Lapcharoensap.
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. Unable to convince his older brother to change his fate as he faces the dreaded rite-of-passage, young Oat takes matters into his own hands, resulting in unexpected consequences.