Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Worldly Desires gets Thai premiere

Worldly Desires, a short film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, will screen for the first time in Thailand on August 6 and 14 at the Ninth Thai Short Film and Video Festival.

The film will be screened along with the other two shorts, Haze by Shinya Tsukamato and Magician(s) by Song Il -gon, which were commissioned by Jeonju International Film Festival Digital Short Films project.

Like Joe's other films, Worldly Desires takes place in the jungle. It's the story of a couple who escapes their family to go into the woods to look for a spiritual tree. One Night Husband director Pimpaka Towira appears as a filmmaker.

The three films are set for two screenings at 5pm on Saturday, August 6 and on Sunday, August 14 at the 14 October 73 Memorial on Rajdamnoen Road in Bangkok.

Joe is set to give a talk on experimental film ahead of Saturday's screening. Proceeds benefit Thailand's National Film Archive.

(Via ThaiCinema.org, cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)

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