Finally, the website for the World Comedy Film Festival has listed the films it will be showing. So in addition to stand-up comics, gala ceremonies and junkets around Thailand by celebrities to boost tourism, they are actually going to show films at this film festival.
There are four main sections: International Competition, Short Film Competition, World Comedy and Asian Comedy. Plus there's Special Programs, but those haven't gone live yet.
Here is the International Competition:
- The Wedding Game, directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham (Singapore/Malaysia) -- Real-life Singaporean celebrity couple Fann Wong and Christopher Lee star in this romance as a pair of superstars who are only pretending they are going to get married. It's also the opening film.
- Wash (CUCI), directed by Hans Isaac (Malaysia) -- Actor-director Hans Isaac stars with Malaysian funnymen Ac Mizal, Afdlin Shauki and Awie as a group of aspiring cleaners who enter the Window Washing Olympics.
- Thor at the Bus Stop, directed by Jerry Thompson and Mike Thompson (USA) -- The God of Lightning is on a journey through American suburbia.
- The Silent Wedding (Nunta Muta), directed by Horatiu Malaele (Romania) -- A couple's wedding is ordered to be halted by the Russian army because Stalin has died.
- Dachimawa Lee, directed by Ryoo Seung-wan (South Korea) -- In this spoof of 1960s and '70s spy movies, a superspy faces off against a shadowy figure behind the plot.
- Friday, 12, directed by Vladimir Zaikin (Russia) -- A horror spoof in which everyone in a small town is a psycho.
- My Only U, directed by Cathy Garcia Molina (Philippines) -- Vhong Navarro and Toni Gonzaga star in this romance about a woman who's facing a family curse -- the everyone dies before they reach 25.
- Singh is Kinng, directed by Anees Bazmee (India) -- Akshay Kumar stars as Happy Singh, a troublemaker in a Punjabi village who is dispatched to Australia to retrieve the Indian gangster Lucky Singh. A detour to Egypt and Happy's love for a girl (Katrina Kaif) make the trip more interesting.
The Short Film Competition has one Thai entry, Run (วิ่ง วิ่ง วิ่ง) by Watthanadech Ketsuan, about a young man who believes that nothing can stop him.
Southeast Asian entries in the Asian Comedy section are What Does Your Heart Say? by Saw Teong Hin from Malaysia; Epidemic of Laughing (Dich Cuoi) by Do Minh Tuan from Vietnam (1989); Hon Truong Ba Da Hang Thit by Quang Dung Nguyen from Vietnam and starring Johnny Nguyen; Cinlok by Guntur Soeharjanto from Indonesia; and Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly by Edwin from Indonesia.
Among the World Comedy section is Certifiably Jonathan, a mockumentary featuring one of my all-time favorite comedians, Jonathan Winters.
Among the special programs, there's supposed to be the "Chronology of Siamese Humor". Hopefully that will be made final soon.
Update: Showtimes have been added. If you click on a film you're interested in, you can see when it's playing and fill out your available days accordingly.