Magazine article Screen International

Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying Wins Screen Rising Star Asia Award

Magazine article Screen International

Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying Wins Screen Rising Star Asia Award

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EXCLUSIVE: Bad Genius star is the first Thai actor to win.

The 16th New York Asian Film Festival (June 30 to July 13), co-presented by Film Society of Lincoln Centre, has selected Chutimon "Aokbab" Chuengcharoensukying as the recipient of the Screen International Rising Star Asia award.

It's the first time the award, in its fourth year, has gone to a Thai actor.

21-year-old Chuengcharoensukying, nicknamed "Aokbab", stars in the high school thriller Bad Genius which opens the festival.

Chuengcharoensukying will be presented with the award before a screening of the film, which is Thailand's biggest local hit of 2017.

Bad Genius is Chuengcharoensukying's first film, and the festival's executive director Samuel Jamier praised her performance in a "demanding role".

Nattawut Poonpiriya, director of Bad Genius, added: "For solving the great demands of portraying Lynn's character, Aokbab proved herself the correct answer for this film. …

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