Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Agrarian Utopia harvests award in Toronto

The 13th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday, with Uruphong Raksasad's Agrarian Utopia winning the Best Narrative Feature Film or Video Award (with an honorable mention to Nakamura Yoshihiro's Fish Story). Uruphong was present for the closing gala and awards ceremony.

Movie Moxie was there to capture the ceremony on video.

It continues to be a busy year on the festival circuit for this beautiful experimental documentary. Other recent festival appearances include the Mumbai Film Festival, the AsiaticaFilmMediale in Rome, CPH:DOX in Copenhagen and the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. It is screening in the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, which runs until November 26. Coming up, Agrarian Utopia will be in the Festival of 3 Continents in Nantes, France from November 24 to December 1. And it's a nominee for the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards that will be handed out on November 26 in Gold Coast, Australia.

(Photo via Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival; info from Extra Virgin)

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