Tuesday, October 8, 2013

East Winds Film Festival has Pee Mak and Pawnshop

The East Winds Film Festival, put on by Conventry University's East Asian Film Society, will present the European premiere of the record-breaking Thai box-office smash Pee Mak Phra Khanong
(พี่มาก...พระโขนง), with special guest director Banjong Pisanthanakun.

The fest will also screen the U.K. premiere of Banjong's solo feature debut, the hit 2010 romantic comedy Hello Stranger.

And to round out the East Winds Thailand Showcase, the fest will host the international premiere of the "arthouse" horror Pawnshop, directed by Parm Rangsri and starring Krissada Sukosol Clapp. which is part of the festival's Halloween night "East Winds Chills" program.

Aside from the Thai selection, a big highlight will be the opening film, the European premiere of Dustin Nguyen's directorial debut, the action-packed epic "Eastern western" Once Upon a Time in Vietnam.

The East Winds Film Festival – the U.K.’s only major showcase of East Asian cinema outside of London and the first of its kind in the Midlands – will take place at Coventry University’s purpose-built digital cinema facility at its student center, The HUB, from October 31 to November 3.

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