Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Guan Muen Ho in competition in Osaka
GTH's hit 2010 romantic comedy Guan Muen Ho (กวน มึน โฮ, Hello Stranger) travels to the fifth Osaka Asian Film Festival, where it'll make its international premiere among a 10-film competition field.
Director Banjong Pisanthanakun and star and co-writer Chantavit Dhanasevi will be there for a Q&A after the screening on March 12.
The movie, which raked in 130 million baht last year, capitalized on the popularity of Korean pop culture with a story about two Thai strangers who meet while travelling in South Korea. Guan Muen Ho has been sensation this awards season in Thailand, most recently picking up nine nominations for this Sunday's Suphannahongsa Awards. It also picked up a runner-up prize from the Thai Film Director Association Awards, and prizes for newcomer lead actress Nuengtida Sophon from the Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards and the Starpics Awards.
Film Business Asia has the rundown of the Osaka fest, which runs from March 5 to 13.