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The Black Death

Phi ha Ayothaya

Directed by Chalermchatri Yukol
Thailand, 2015


The origin dates to 1565, during the reign of Maha Chakkraphat, when there was a plague in the old royal capital. The tropical malady was blamed on seafaring Portuguese and Persian , who sailed with the sickness upriver to the old capital. As far as public-health crises go, it was much worse.

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The Black Death Directed by Chalermchatri Yukol