15 November 2009

7th World Film Festival of Bangkok


7th World Film Festival of Bangkok This Area Is Under Quarantine

The 7th World Film Festival of Bangkok finished today, after opening on 3rd November. All screenings took place at Paragon Cineplex (the same as the 6th Festival, whereas the 5th was held at Esplanade Cineplex).

A Letter To Uncle Boonmee (จดหมายถึงลุงบุญมี), part of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Primitive installation, was screened on 9th and 15th November. Unfortunately, This Area Is Under Quarantine (บริเวณนี้อยู่ภายใต้การกักกัน), by Thunska Pansittivorakul, was not shown, after the Ministry of Culture refused to give it a rating. The documentary contains footage of the 2004 Tak Bai incident, taken from a VCD distributed by Same Sky (ฟ้าเดียวกัน) magazine.