Sunday, June 6, 2010
Mundane History wins Transilvania Trophy
Please, no jokes about vampires.
Anocha Suwichakornpong's (อโนชา สุวิชากรพงศ์) social drama Mundane History (Jao Nok Krajok, เจ้านกกระจอก) took the top prize at the Transilvania International Film Festival, which had its gala awards on Saturday night in in Clug.
Mundane History most assuredly did not suck, as it took the Transilvania Trophy, a prize worth €10,000, in the 12-film competition.
Anocha received the award from German director Wim Wenders, who was honored this year with the festiva's Lifetime Achievement Award (to an outstanding personality of the European cinema).
Also playing in the festival was Pen-ek Ratanaruang's forest thriller Nymph (Nang Mai), a recent award winner at Thailand's Subhanahongsa Awards. It was part of the Shadows section.
In all, the ninth edition of the Transilvania fest had 240 films from 47 countries.
Update: Film Business Asia has more coverage, including the jury's statement and the attendance figure.
(Via Graiwoot and Electric Films on Facebook)