Monday, November 19, 2012

36 takes New Talent Award at Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

Award presentation by Josie Ho. Via Facebook.

The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday night, presenting its New Talent Award to Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit for his debut feature 36
Here's the festival synopsis:

A poetic visual experiment with 36 cameras, 36 is the first mid-length feature by Thai film activist Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, in which depicts a lady’s search for lost love, and an incredible journey of soul searching when all the photos of her and the one she admires are lost as her computer broke down. Between forgetting and remembering, all there is left is a constant yearning for pieces of memories, and the ambiguous sense of longing for love. 36 is one of the entries in the New Current Sections at the 17th Busan International Film Festival, 2012.

Nawapol previously shared the New Currents Award at Busan for 36, after self-releasing it in a limited theatrical run in Thailand.

Other nominees for the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival's New Talent Award were Miss Lovely from India, Our Homeland from Japan, Cha Cha for Twins from Taiwan, Love Me Not from Hong Kong, Egg and Stone from China and Peculiar Vacation and Other Illness from Indonesia.

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