Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I Carried You Home and Pen-ek retrospective in Deauville

I Carried You Home, the debut feature by Tongpong Chantarangkul will screen in competition at the Deauville Asian Film Festival, which will have Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Headshot out of competition as well as a retrospective of a couple more of Pen-ek's other films.

I Carried You Home (Padang Besar, ปาดังเบซา), screened at the recent Rotterdam fest and was the opener of the World Film Festival of Bangkok, and also played in Marrakesh as well as Busan last year.

Headshot, also playing in Berlin, where it got picked up for distribution in Australia by Madman, will play alongside Pen-ek's earlier films, Invisible Waves from 2006 and 2007's Ploy.

Past editions of the Deauville Asian fest have included an action-movie competition, but if it's happening again this year, I don't see it listed yet on the festival website or its Facebook page.

The 14th Deauville Asian Film Festival runs from March 7 to 11.

(Via Film Business Asia)

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