Friday, September 26, 2008

JCVD added to Bangkok International Film Festival

Jean-Claude Van Damme has muscled his way into the Bangkok International Film Festival, with his latest work, the critically heralded, warts-and-all self-parody JCVD added at the last minute.

It will screen at 8 on Saturday night (September 27).

JCVD has been a hit so far at festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest, where it came in third for the audience award behind Chocolate.

Van Damme threw a few kicks on the red carpet for Friday night's "gala opening", and walked in with French actress Claudia Bassol.

Other stars strutting into the Bangkok's CentralWorld shopping center for a heavy cocktail party and the Asian premiere of Queens of Langkasuka included Amande Assante, Korean actor Lee Dong Wook, Vietnamese actress Thi Giang Nguyen, American actress Arielle Kebbel, Hong Kong actress Fann Wong, Singaporean actress Mindee Ong (star of 12 Lotus), British actress Selina Lo as well as local stars like Ananda Everingham (star of Queens of Langkasuka and his girlfriend, Citizen Dog actress "Jeed" Sangthong Ket-U-Tong, plus "Tak" Bongkot Kongmalai and Film Rattapoom.

(Cross-published at Bangkok Cinema Scene; photo via by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)


  1. Jean-Claude Van Damme--ewww..
    Claudia Bassol looked embarrassed.
    Oh so sad.
    I heard his movie was good.

  2. I'm still wondering why Armand Assante was here. I'm not sure he knows himself.


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