Friday, October 28, 2005
Thai films at Tokyo film market
As a sidebar to the Tokyo International Film Festival, three Thai films were screened in a film market event that concludes today.
The films are two colorful RS Promotion products, Bangkok Loco and the recently viewed Ahimsa: Stop to Run and Mono Film's new movie being released this week, The Tiger Blade.
Also in the main program at the Tokyo festival are Midnight My Love and Citizen Dog.
But back to Mono Film's Tiger Blade. It's worth mentioning just for the tagline: "When kick-ass cops can't get the job done, bring in the kick-ass magic."
Mono Film is a fairly new company. They have a number of releases planned, including The Legend of Sudsakorn, starring Fan Chan's Charlie Trairat. A live-action fantasy, the ancient legend has been told on film before - in the first and only Thai animated feature, 1979's The Adventure of Sudsakorn by Payut Ngaokrachang.
(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)