Gay couple Phoon and Yuke wanted nothing more than to start their own family. Their dream finally became a reality when they adopted the abandoned baby Butr, completing their happy little household. Their near-idyllic existence gets threatened when Butr starts going to school, where the previously blissfully unaware boy gets bullied for not having a “normal” parental situation. While Butr wants to find out more about his biological parents, Phoon and Yuke get confronted with even bigger issues when the head of the Children’s Rights Protection Organization starts putting pressure on the two fathers. FATHERS is Palatpol Mingpornpichit’s gut-wrenchingly convincing argument for same- sex marriage equality in Thailand, wrapped in a powerful family film.
“Star-casted Thai production FATHERS boldly picks up the thorny subject of same-sex marriage to induce more awareness and broader discussion.” – Ian Yang, CinemAsia programmer