Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Deauville fest says Sawasdee Bangkok

The city's short-film omnibus Sawasdee Bangkok (สวัสดีบางกอก) is screening in the Panorama section of the Deauville Asian Film Festival, which starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday.

It'll be the short version of Sawasdee Bangkok, which premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival and has segments by Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Pen-ek Ratanaruang and Kongdej Jaturanrasamee.

And that's it for Thai films, which are absent from the nine-entry competition lineup and the four-strong Action Asia competition.

Highlights include a tribute section for Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, showing eight(!) of his films, smaller tributes to Lou Ye and and Lu Chuan and a China on the Move section featuring war epics from August First Film Studio.

(Via Film Business Asia)

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