Thursday, September 17, 2009

Best of Times for Tokyo Int'l Film Fest

Yongyoot Thongkongtoon's romantic drama Best of Times has been chosen for the Tokyo International Film Festival, which announced its line-up of around 80 films yesterday.

It's playing in the Winds of Asia-Middle East competition. Here's the synopsis:

Some people spend most of their lives trying to forget their first love, but some spend a lifetime reminiscing about their last love. Since men are not goldfish, they don’t easily forget their past loves, it’s just that sometimes it hurts too much to want to remember. Nevertheless, everlasting love is always worth fighting for.

Best of Times, a romantic story involving two couples show how even the briefest of encounters with true love can leave you with the most memorable lifelong memories.

Best of Times (ความจำสั้น..แต่รักฉันยาว, Kwaam Jam San Dtae Rak Chan Yaao, or literally "[my] memory [is] short, but my love [is] long" played at the Udine Far East Film Festival earlier this year and is in the Thai Panorama line-up for next week's Bangkok International Film Festival. Starring "Pe" Arak Amornsupasiri and Yarinda Bunnag, it was released Thai cinemas in March.

More about Tokyo's programs can be found at The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and the Japan Times. The selection this year is controversial because it includes The Cove, a documentary that covertly records the slaughter of dolphins in Wakayama.

The Tokyo fest runs from October 17 to 25.

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