Magazine article Screen International

Thai Pitch Lines Up Three Projects for Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Thai Pitch Lines Up Three Projects for Cannes

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Two of last year's most acclaimed Thai filmmakers - Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (Freelance) and Anucha Boonyawatana (The Blue Hour) - will present new projects at Thai Pitch in Cannes this year, while Rutaiwan Wongsirasawad returns after a 10-year hiatus with her sophomore film.

Hosted by Thailand's Ministry of Culture, with Raymond Phathanavirangoon coordinating, the pitch event will be held on May 14-15 at the Thai Pavilion in the International Village in Cannes.

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit won the Busan New Currents award with his debut 36 (2012), while his second film Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013) premiered in Venice. He had a critical and commercial hit last year with Freelance, which swept the Thailand National Film Association Awards with eight wins, including best film and best director.

Anucha Boonyawatana's first feature The Blue Hour premiered at Berlin Panorama last year, while veteran TV commercials director Rutaiwan Wongsirasawad made her feature debut in 2005 with Oops! There's Dad. …

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