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Thai film goes to Italy

Apr 19. 2017
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By The Nation

Three Thai movies will screen at the upcoming Udine Far East Film Festival, which kicks off in the northern Italian city on Friday (April 21) and continues through April 29.

They are the teenage horror drama “Siam Square”, hit romantic drama “Fanday… Fan Kan Khae Wan Diaw (“One Day”) and Kongkiat Komesiri’s horror flick “Suksan Wan Klab Baan” (“Take Me Home”).

The screenings will mark the first time the films are being shown in Europe as well as the international premiere of “Siam Square”. 

“Siam Square” is in the main competition where it will go up against other Asian films including the “I Am Not Madame Bovary” from China and “Nong Hug Luad Bok Lek” (“Dearest Sister”) from Laos, which will be released in Bangkok on May18.,

Eighty-three movies from 12 countries in the Far East have been selected for the festivals. They include works from China, Japan, South Korea and the Asean bloc.

The festival will open with the Japanese film “Survival Family.” Directed by Yaguchi Shinobu, the film centres on a Tokyo family forced to travel to their grandparents’ farm by bike and learn to live without electricity after a blackout strikes Earth. 

The festival will close with Herman Yau’s high-octane thriller “Shock Wave” starring Andy Lau and Felix Wong.


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