Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It Gets Better headed for Udine

The Udine Far East Film Festival announced the line-up for its 14th edition earlier today, with just one Thai film in the program: It Gets Better, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit's slick drama about transgender romance and family relationships.

It Gets Better had its world premiere at the Hua Hin International Film Festival, with a Thai theatrical release in February. It makes its European premiere at Udine.

Tanwarin will be among the festival guests, according to Film Business Asia, which covered the live-streaming announcement.

Running nine days from April 20 to 28, FEFF will screen 57 features, from the opener Sunny by Kang Hyung-chul from South Korea to the closer The Viral Factor by Hong Kong's Dante Lam. Highlights include a 10-film retrospective, "The Darkest Decade: Korean Filmmakers in the 1970s", curated by Darcy Paquet.

FEFF also hosts the Ties That Bind financing workshop. Among the projects in this year's edition is The White Buffalo, the new feature project by Wonderful Town and Hi-So director Aditya Assarat.

In case you missed it, check out the hilarious festival trailer, directed by Filipino filmmaker Quark Henares.

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