Friday, September 26, 2008

If you want to see the kiss in The Love of Siam ...

You won't see it on Thai television. On a recent broadcast of the acclaimed family drama and gay-teen romance The Love of Siam on TrueVision's Film Asia movie channel, the crucial backyard snog between the main characters was cut out.

So reports Bangkok of the Mind. Here's a bit more:

That's the influence of Thai censors at work. Writing at the Pantip webboard, Love of Siam fans say they are upset about the way the movie was treated, and are marshalling support for a joint complaint to TrueVisions.

"You can always watch it on DVD if you don't want to watch a censored version," retort some posters.

Or you can catch the film. It's playing at 1pm today (September 26) at the Bangkok International Film Festival, where it is in the Southeast Asia Competition. Director Chukiat Sakweerakul will be around for a Q&A session.

The Love of Siam is also playing in Taiwan.

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