Monday, January 4, 2016

Insects in the Backyard still banned

Back after the holidays and following up on news from the end of the year, it turns out that Tanwarin Sukkhapisit's Insects in the Backyard is still banned, according to news reports of a court ruling issued on Christmas Day.

In a ruling issued on December 25, the Administrative Court held that the ban on Insects is legitimate due to scenes that shows sex organs and intercourse.

“The Court said Insects in the Backyard has a scene showing sexual intercourse for around three seconds,which it deemed to be against good morals,” Tanwarin's lawyer Yingcheep Atchanont was quoted as saying by Khao Sod English.

If that scene is cut, Tanwarin could likely show the film, if it were rated 20-, the court suggested, according Khao Sod English.

The court's ruling backtracks on earlier reports that seemed to indicate that the ban might be overturned. However, those reports were based on one judge's opinion, issued independently "to balance the opinion of the panel of judges adjudicating it", according to the Bangkok Post.

So, I imagine, the landmark legal battle against censorship will continue. Tanwarin, meanwhile, is at work on her next project, more of which will be revealed.

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