Saturday, November 1, 2008
Soi Cowboy, Chocolate at Mar del Plata
I'm not sure what Chocolate and Thomas Clay have to do with each other, other than that they both have something to do with Thailand.
Anyway, Prachya Pinkaew's martial arts hit Chocolate and Clay's meditative film noir Soi Cowboy, along with two other films by Clay, are playing at the Mar del Plata Film Festival in the Thomas Clay Panorama. Also showing will be Clay's, Motion and The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (say it in a Danish accent).
Soi Cowboy was recently featured at the Vienna International Film Festival. I saw it at the Bangkok International Film Festival. Clay shared the Best Foreign Director Award at the recent Melbourne Underground Film Festival.
Chocolate was recently featured at the Hawaii International Film Festival, is in limited theatrical release in the U.K. before the DVD comes out there, and is also set for the upcoming Denver International Film Festival.
The Mar del Plata Film Festival runs from November 6 to 16 in Argentina.