Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mundane History wins NETPAC Award at Taipei Golden Horse fest

Anocha Suwichakornpong's social drama Mundane History (เจ้านกกระจอก, Jao Nok Krajok) won the NETPAC Award at the recent Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival.

The jury from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema said it gave the award "for the director’s vision in crafting such a beautifully layered and delicate film that movingly captures the co-relation of all things and the essence of what cannot be explained."

Mundane History played in the Golden Horse fest's "When You Are a Stranger" line-up in the The Battle for Life section.

The fest closed last Thursday with Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. A retrospective tribute to Apichatpong was also held, screening all of his features.

The full list of Golden Horse winners is at the festival website.

The Taipei win for Mundane History adds to awards already received in Mumbai, Wroclaw, Transylvania and Rotterdam.

The film is now playing out of competition at the Festival of 3 Continents in Nantes, France. It was the Nantes fest's Produire au Sud workshop at the World Film Festival of Bangkok back in 2006 that helped give Mundane History its start.

(Via Screen Daily)

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