Good news for Pen-ek Ratanaruang's upside-down hitman thriller Headshot (Fon Tok Kuen Fah, ฝนตกขึ้นฟ้า).
It's been picked for release in North America by Kino Lorber, which plans to give it a theatrical release, according to Film Business Asia.
Plus, Headshot is set for its Asian premiere in the competition at the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival, also according to Film Biz Asia. Th
The pending North American release for Headshot is the first of Pen-ek's since Last Life in the Universe, almost 10 years ago. Although the following film Invisible Waves got English-friendly releases, Pen-ek's under-rated marriage drama Ploy and his forest thriller Nymph have so far been passed by in the English-speaking world. And that's bad for Thai film lovers outside Thailand. They are missing out.
But what's good is the buzz coming off Headshot's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Aside from one mixed industry review, the couple folks I follow on Twitter who've seen Headshot really liked it.