Monday, August 25, 2008

From Thailand to Thy wins audience award at Odense

From Thailand to Thy, a documentary about Thai women who've married Danish men and have moved to Thy, a district in northwestern Denmark, won the audience award at the International Odense Film Festival, according to a translation of an article in Danish newspaper Fyens Stiftstidendes by ScandAsia Thailand.

The audience award was by Internet voting, according to ScandAsia.

Fyens Stiftstidendes reviewer Caspar Vang described Janus Metz' film as a "humoristic documentary, about a very closed society within the society that many Danes know nothing about".

Here's the synopsis from the festival website:

Five hundred and seventy five Thai women live in Denmark’s northern Thy district, married to Danish men. There were almost no Thais living in Thy fifteen years ago, but Sommai – a former sex-worker from Pattaya – was there. With Sommai as the key figure, the film depicts a network of strong, industrious Thai women. They have to find a husband for Sommai’s niece Kae, who is in Denmark on a three-month tourist visa. They look for the right man for Kae using personal ads and female intuition.

(Via ScandAsia Thailand)

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