Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Coffin tipped for Rotterdam

Ekachai Uekrongtham's The Coffin will be part of a program on Asian horror called Hungry Ghosts at the 2009 International Film Festival Rotterdam. Screen Daily has more:

Hungry Ghosts will be programmed by Gertjan Zuilhof. “We want to have a programme where we show the interesting developments in the genre and also the context,” [IFFR director Rutger] Wolfson said. “We in the West don’t always fully grasp these Asian horror films because there’s not that same belief in ghosts.”

That programme will run a Haunted House exhibition that will recruit Asian directors and set designers to create a destination that’s a cross between a fun fair and high art. The programme has yet to be finalised but one early selection is Ekachai Uekrongtham’s Thai horror The Coffin.

Zuilhof was in Bangkok in July, talking about his Haunted House and looking around for more horror films.

The International Film Festival Rotterdam runs from January 21 to February 1, 2009.

(Via Screen Daily)

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