The 8th World Film Festival of Bangkok

The 8th World Film Festival of Bangkok introduces around 150 movies from around the world. French post-new-wave director Jacques Doillon and Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan will attend the festival. The Thai indie film “Eternity” (Tee Rak) will be the opener.

The 8th World Film Festival of Bangkok
The 8th World Film Festival of Bangkok
Mr. Kriengsak Silakong, director of the World Film Festival of Bangkok (WFFBKK), said that the movies will be shown in nine sections namely Asian Contemporary, Cinema Beat, Cine Latino, Doc Feast; Short Wave, Guts Nouveau, Music & Dance A la Carte, New Turkish Cinema, and Retrospective.

There are several “must-see” movies in the festival, including “Insects in the Backyard”, the debut feature by Thai indie director Tanwarin Sukhapisit, which premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Others are “Red Dragonflies” from Singapore, which has been awarded at many film festivals, “The Well,” a coming-of-age drama from India, “Au Revoir Taipei,” a new romantic comedy from Taiwan, “Cold Water of the Sea” from Costa Rica, which won a Tiger Award at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam.

The 8th World Film Festival of Bangkok will be held at Paragon Cineplex and Major Cineplex Sukhumvit (Ekamai) from 5 to 14 November 2010. Tickets are 100 baht and 50 baht for students. For more information please check out www.worldfilmbkk.com.

Source: http://thailand.prd.go.th/view_around_thailand.php?id=5309

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