Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Four Boys, White Whiskey and Grilled Mouse won award in Finland
Wichanon Somumjarn's short Four Boys, White Whiskey and Grilled Mouse (เถียงนาน้อยคอยรัก, Tiang Naa Noi Koi Rak) won the Best Fiction Award "Kiss" statuette at the Tampere Film Festival in Finland earlier this month. There it's known as Neljä Poikaa, Vaaleaa Viskiä Ja Grillattua Hiirtä.
The jury, comprised of Philip Cheah from Singapore, Pablo Lamar from Paraguay,
Karen Rais-Nordentoft of Denmark, Selma Vilhunen of Finland and Wu Wenguang from China, awarded the short "for its stark depiction of village poverty and urban-rural inequality, told through the metaphors of food and mass media."
The short, about four boys hanging out in a shack in the countryside, previously won a Special Mention award at last year's 13th Thai Short Film & Video Festival and was screened in Rotterdam as well.
Expect to see it at more festivals in the coming months.
(Via Electric Eel Films)