Social media and cinema merge in this adaptation of a Twitter stream consisting of 410 consecutive tweets. A beautifully crafted coming-of-age story following the often absurdly comic as well as emotional trials and tribulations of an unknown teenage girl Mary.
As high school student Mary prepares to graduate, she is faced with the prospect of change all around her: in life, love and friendship. In the midst of her own internal struggles, strange unrelated things start happening to her and she expresses her uncertainty through her Twitter stream. The film centres around the concept of a scriptwriter’s control over narrative. Thamrongrattanarit as a professional scriptwriter experiments with the idea of letting a real life twitter feed tell a story. Mary’s tweets are those of the real life twitter feed of an anonymous girl, inspiring this whimsical portrait of contemporary youth culture in Asia.
Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy is out in cinemas on Friday.