Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Midnight My Love added to 3rd World Film Festival

Good news from the 3rd World Film Festival of Bangkok, Midnight My Love, featuring a dramatic turn by Mum Jokmok, has been added to the schedule. Mum stars as a loner taxi driver who gets into a relationship with a beautiful massage parlor girl.

Dusit Silakong, deputy director of the festival, said he hoped the festival would give the film some more exposure to local audiences. When it played commercially earlier this year, it didn't do all that well. Seems mainstream audiences didn't care for their favorite comedian playing it straight, no matter how fantastic a job he did or how much fun the film actually was.

Anyway, after giving the fest some grief and some more grief for not programming enough Thai films, I feel a little better about the lineup.

Midnight My Love also is getting some exposure in Pusan and Tokyo. It's out on DVD in Thailand, too, but there's no English subtitles, so I hope to catch it again at 3rd World.

(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)

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