Ace film editor Lee Chatametikool's feature debut Concrete Clouds (ภวังค์รัก) has been picked up for distribution in the U.K. and has festival appearances in Taipei and Los Angeles.
In the UK, the drama set during the 1997 financial crisis has been picked up by Day for Night, the specialty house launched last year. It previously grabbed up other Thai indie films, including Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit's 36 and Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy and Aditya Assarat's Hi-So.
“There is something incredibly vibrant and fresh within Thai filmmaking today and we are delighted to be continuing our commitment to Thai independent cinema in bringing this outstanding film to UK audiences,” Sonashi Joshi of Day for Night tells Variety.
In Taipei, Concrete Clouds is part of the International New Talent Competition at the Taipei Film Festival, running June 27 to July 19. Film Business Asia has more.
And in Los Angeles on Saturday, Concrete Clouds is having its U.S. premiere in the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Fest.
Clouds stars Ananda Everingham and Apinya Sakuljaroensuk. Sales are being handled by the new Thai indie outfit Mosquito Films Distribution. A Thai release is still pending.