Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thai tsunami orphan's tale added to Tribeca fest

A coming-of-age story set in the aftermath of Thailand's 2004 tsunami is among the shorts added to New York's Tribeca Film Festival.

Adirake follows an boy, made an orphan by the tsunami, as he looks for the white elephant his mother spoke of.

Making its international premiere in the Fallout program, Adirake is by New York-based filmmaker Tati Barrantes and Andinh Ha. Barrantes was one of the participants in the Film Expo Asia short-film contest in 2010 in Thailand.

Previously announced for Tribeca was Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Headshot as well as Indonesian director Edwin's Postcards from the Zoo. The Tribeca fest runs from April 18 to 29.

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