Friday, January 25, 2008

Berlin is Wonderful Town

In competition at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Aditya Assarat's Wonderful Town will also be shown in a special screening at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in the Forum experimental program.

Aditya has been chosen to sit on the NETPAC jury, which awards a prize to the best Asian film in the Forum. Jurymates are Opera Jawa director Garin Nugroho from Indonesia and Indian journalist Meenakshi Shedde.

Aside from Wonderful Town, which is a romantic drama set in post-tsunami Phuket, there's the strange-sounding Filipino film, The Muzzled Horse of an Engineer in Search of Mechanical Saddles by Khavn De La Cruz. A Variety story says Invisible City by Singaporean director Tan Pin Pin is in the Forum lineup as well, though the festival press release doesn't mention it.

The full Berlinale program will be released on January 29, so more will be revealed then. The Berlin International Film Festival runs from February 7 to 17.

(Via, Variety, Berlin International Film Festival website)

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