Monday, July 11, 2011
Unreal Forest and Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in St. Petersburg fest
The Saint Petersburg International Film Forum is underway in Russia, where they have a Winds from the East program that includes Jakrawal Nilthamrong's Unreal Forest and Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, the pan-Asian compilation of shorts by three female directors, including Thailand's Anocha Suwichakornpong.
Unreal Forest, which Jakrawal made in Zambia under the International Film Festival Rotterdam's Forget Africa program, screened in Bangkok last year as an art installation. It's been featured in several other festivals, including Göteborg, the African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival in Milan, Singapore and in competition at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Republic.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, which also features segments by China's Wang Jing and Singapore's Kaz Cai, is also playing in Bangkok as part of Bioscope magazine's Indie Spirit Project. It's screening nightly until July 20 alongside Chira Wichaisuthikul's Muay Thai documentary Lumpinee.
St. Peterburg's program also includes The Tiger Factory by Malaysia's Woo Ming Jin.
The fest runs until July 15.