Take a break from the Hollywood blockbusters and the endless action/horror films and go indie in Bangkok. The World Film Festival of Bangkok marks its eighth year in 2010. The event begins today November 5 and runs through November 14 and will screen 150 independent film selections from all over the world.
Categories include Asian Contemporary, Cinema Beat, Cine Latino, Doc Feast, Short Wave, Guts Nouveau, Music & Dance A la Carte, New Turkish Cinema and Retrospective.
The opener tonight is the Thai film “Eternity” (“Tee Rak”) by Sivaroj Kongsakul. See some of the recommended “must-see” selections at the festival’s website. You can also meet acclaimed Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan tonight at the opening ceremony at 6 pm in Infinity Hall at Siam Paragon. There are a number of good Turkish films in the mix this year, by the way.
Check out our blog post on Bangkok cinemas for more on what to expect.
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