Monday, April 20, 2009

MC Chatrichalerm recovering after fall

Filmmaker MC Chatrichalerm Yukol slipped and fell at his residence on April 14, was treated at Bangkok Hospital and is now recovering, according to a report yesterday by the National News Bureau.

NNB states that a close aide to the prince said physicians found fractures in the right malar (cheek) and nasal bone of Chatrichalerm, whose popular nickname is "Than Mui".

His Serene Highness Prince Chatrichalerm, 66, has been at work at the third part of his Naresuan trilogy, which is due to be released on December 5.

The much-acclaimed veteran filmmaker's other works include 2003's Suriyothai, which was edited by Francis Ford Coppola -- a UCLA classmate of Chatrichalerm's -- and released in the U.S. as The Legend of Suriyothai. Four of Chatrichalerm's films have been submitted by Thailand to the Oscars: The Elephant Keeper in 1989, Song for Chao Phya in 1990, Daughter 2 in 1997 and King Naresuan Part II: Reclamation of Sovereignty (King of Fire) in 2007.

(Via Siam Daily News; photo via Wikimedia Commons)

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