Thursday, September 18, 2008
4bia split up for Sapporo fest, together in Singapore
Tit for Tat, the black-magic segment of the horror-omnibus 4bia directed by Paween Purijitpanya, was featured at the Third Sapporo International Short Film Festival, which wrapped up on Monday. It was part of the Asian Typhoon program that also showed The Whisper of Memories, a short by Kawak Jae-Yong, director of My Sassy Girl and Cyborg She (now in Thai cinemas).
Other works by Thai directors were Timeless memory and everything I've done for you by Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, who recently won the top prize at the 12th Thai Short Film and Video Festival, and the 3D animation Simulacra by Tatchapon Lertwirojkul, a New York-based filmmaker.
Meanwhile, the complete four-part 4bia hit Singapore last month, where it was in the top five for three weeks and took in more than S$600,000, according to an item on Page 7 of today's Daily Xpress.
Singapore's MovieXclusive has a look at the press conference and a review. A Nutshell Review also has a review and coverage of a Q&A session.
4bia opened in Hong Kong last weekend, were it was No. 2 at the box office. According to the Golden Rock, the five-day weekend total for 4bia was HK$1.85 million.
The award-winning film will be featured at the Bangkok International Film Festival and at Pusan.
Update: 4bia has also opened in Taiwan (cool poster!)
(Via Daily Xpress)