Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happiness of Kati, Sawasdee Bangkok to make premieres in Palm Springs

The childhood drama The Happiness of Kati and the short version of the short-film anthology Sawasdee Bangkok will premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Kati, which is based on a SEA Write Award-winning novel by Jane Vejjajiva, makes its North American premiere. Directed by Genwaii Thongdeenok, it's among the 66 entries eligible for the festival's John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature or Documentary.

Sawasdee Bangkok makes its US premiere in Palm Springs. This is the four segment version with shorts by Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Wisit Sasanatieng, Aditya Assarat and Kongdej Jaturanrasamee, which premiered at the Toronto fest and also screened in Pusan. The full nine-segment version was shown at the Bangkok International Film Festival and is supposed to be broadcast on TV Thai at some point. I don't know when. I don't watch Thai television as a habit.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival runs from January 5 to 18.

(Via IndieWire)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please, no questions or comments about where to download movies or subtitle files.

Please read the FAQ about Thai films on DVD before asking about where to find a Thai movie on DVD with English subtitles.

Make your comments pertinent to the post you are commenting on. For off-topic comments, general observations or news tips, consider sending an e-mail to me at wisekwai [ a t ] g m a i l [d o t ] c o m.

All comments are moderated. Spam comments will be deleted.