Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Eternity (Tee Rak) wins top prize in Deauville
Indie director Sivaroj Kongsakul won the top prize at this past weekend's Deauville Asian Film Festival for his debut feature Eternity (ที่รัก, Tee Rak), a heartfelt romantic drama that's dedicated to the spirit of his father.
Eternity – not to be confused with that other award-winning Eternity – was awarded the festival's Lotus du Meilleur Film by a jury headed by Amos Gitaï.
"Karn" Sivaroj's movie previously competed at last year's Pusan International Film Festival, opened the 8th World Film Festival of Bangkok and won the Tiger Award at the recent International Film Festival Rotterdam. It's also screening at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, starting this week.
Tony Jaa's Ong-Bak 3 was in the Action Asia competition, but was knocked out of the running for the Lotus prize by Yuen Woo-ping's True Legend.
Film Business Asia has more on the awards.
(Photo via Cam111.com)