Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Eternity, Ong-Bak 3 in competition in Deauville

Sivaroj Kongsakul's Tiger Award-winning Eternity (Tee Rak) is back on the trail to the Deauville Asian Film Festival, where its in the main competition.

The indie Eternity can also be caught in Hong Kong.

And the Action Asia competition has Tony Jaa's swansong Ong-Bak 3: The Final Battle. The historical martial-arts drama was released earlier this year in the U.S.

The 10-film main competition field also has Birth Right, Buddha Mountain, Cold Fish, Donor, Norwegian Wood, Sketches of Kaitan City, The Journals of Musan, The Old Donkey and Udaan.

Action Asia has five films in all, the others being Blades of Blood, Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, True Legend and Wind Blast.

The fest also has retrospectives on South Korean directors Kim Jee-woon and Hong Sang-soo.

The Deauville Asian Film Festival runs from March 9 to 13.

(Via Variety, Film Business Asia)

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