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Cemetery of Kings, the upcoming new feature by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, has received backing from the Berlin International Film Festival's World Cinema Fund.
Receiving 30,000 euro for production from WCF, Cemetery of Kings deals with a strange sleeping sickness that befalls soldiers. A local woman – Apichatpong's long-time leading actress Jenjira Widner – pitches in to help.
The project was previously touted at last year's Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum. It has also been supported by the Rotterdam fest's Hubert Bals Fund.
Film Business Asia has more details of other WCF recipients.
Under production in Apichatpong's hometown of Khon Kaen, Cemetery of Kings is also seeking male farang cast members, ages 30 to 55, who can speak a bit of Thai. No acting experience is necessary.