Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Bloody Ramen, Old Heart, Razors, Blindness to open the 13th Thai Short Film and Video Festival
The 13th Thai Short film and Video Festival opens tomorrow (August 13) at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center with Bangkok Bloody Ramen by Navarutt Roongaroon and Anocha Suwichakornpong’s latest, Old Heart.
Then there’s two from South America –- About Colours and Razors by Catarina Accioly and Ibere Carvalho from Brazil and The Blindness of the Woods, an erotic story of passion between a blind woman and a lumberjack by Argentineans Javier Lourenco and Martin Jalfen.
The show time is 6.30, with a reception starting at 5.30. Arrive early if you want a seat.
There will be a chance later in the fest to see Old Heart, which is part of the Siam and a Century package on August 22. About Colours and Razors is part of Queer Shorts: Queer Relations on August 20. And The Blindness of the Woods is part of the Best Shorts of Clermont Ferrand on the closing day, August 23.
Throughout the fest, there are various Thai shorts in competition as well as an international competition.
The schedule is posted at Popcornmag and at Pantip.com. On weekdays, the festival starts at 5pm and at 11am on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Please note that there's no program on Monday, August 17 or Wednesday, August 19, because the Bangkok Art and Culture Center is closed those days.
I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all, but rather than try to hard at that or get stressed out about missing stuff, I'm going to just show up when I can and see what I see. If anybody's reading this and has suggestions, feel free to comment.