The lush-period potboiler Eternity (Chua Fah Din Salai, ชั่วฟ้าดินสลาย), will become even more epic in a director's cut that's been prepared by ML Bhandevenob Devakula.
The director who's also known as Mom Noi has added one hour to the theatrical version that was released in Thai cinemas back in September.
The director's cut, which will screen for two weeks at Bangkok's House cinema, is said to be a more accurate presentation of Mom Noi's screenplay and will explain more about the motivation of the three characters.
After the Bangkok run, Mom Noi will submit his uncut version to film festivals.
Adapted from a 1943 novella by Malai Choopinit, Chua Fah Din Salai is about a love triangle that develops between a Burmese timber baron, his attractive younger wife and the man's handsome young nephew. Among the iconic images from the story is that of the cheating lovers chained together for eternity. Previous film adaptations include the 1955 version directed by Tawee "Khru Marut" na Bangchang and filmed by Ratana Pestonji.
Ananda Everingham and "Ploy" Chermarn Boonyasak star as the lovers in this sizzling new adaptation. Theerawong Liawrakwong portrays the uncle.
Chua Fah Din Salai: Director's Cut will run from December 23 to January 5 at House on RCA, showing in digital HD with English subtitles. Tickets are 150 baht.