Monday, November 10, 2008

Children of the Dark reviewed by Variety

Variety's Richard Kuipers caught Children of the Dark, the controversial Japanese docudrama, at the recent Hawaii International Film Festival. Here's an excerpt from the review:

Originally sent out on just seven screens in Japan with a PG-12 rating, Children received a B.O. boost mid-September when Thai authorities demanded its withdrawal from the Bangkok [International] Film Festival on the grounds that it did not "fit with Thai society." Media hoopla sparked long ticket queues and release subsequently expanded to as many as 102 screens. Appearances at the Karlovy Vary and Hawaii fests remain the film's only official offshore playdates thus far.

I'm told there's the possibility of a privately arranged screening in Bangkok. I'm not certain when that might occur, though.

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