Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

A Little Background on the Film

Suriyothai is a Thai epic, which centers around the woman for whom the film is named. Written and directed by Chatrichalerm Yukol, Suriyothai tells the 16th century story of a beautiful young Thai princess who becomes the wife of King Mahachakrapat. In addition to the family dynamics within the palace walls, Suriyothai also focuses on the ongoing struggle between Thailand and Burma. Having taken a sneak peek at the first few minutes of the film, I can already tell that the production quality is excellent, the settings and costumes are rich and exotic, and the actors are gorgeous. I can't wait to watch it after a delicious Thai meal.