Thursday, June 12, 2008

Festival roundup: Sydney, Moscow, Munich, Neuchâtel

Wisit Sasanatieng's gothic horror The Unseeable is showing at the 55th Sydney Film Festival, which started on June 4 and runs until June 22.

The Sydney fest also screened Aditya Assarat's Wonderful Town earlier this month.

Wonderful Town is also showing at the 30th Moscow International Film Festival, which runs from June 19 to 28. It's out of competition in the Reflections program, where it screens alongside its frequent shadow on the festival circuit, Malaysian indie filmmaker Liew Seng Tat's Flower in the Pocket.

Filmfest München has Handle Me With Care, Kondej Jaturanrasamee's loopy romance about a three-armed man and the bosomy babe he meets on the road to Bangkok. It's in the "War, Love, God and Madness" international program, and somehow, I think Handle Me With Care (Kod) fits all those. Filmfest Munchen runs from June 20 to 28.

Heading into July, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival program has been released. They have the "New Cinema from Asia" program, which features the wonderful 13 Beloved by Chukiat Sakveerakul and the sick Sick Nurses by Sirivivat Thospol and Piraphan Laoyont.

Neuchâtel also has Indonesian director Joko Anwar's noir thriller Kala: Dead Time, which I hope to see, someday, though I doubt very much I will be going to catch it in Switzerland or New York City, where it is also showing at the New York Asian Film Festival.

(Via, Twitch)

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