Banned Thai Film to Screen at Korea's CinDi Digital Fest

By Noh, Jean | Screen International, August 23, 2012 | Go to article overview

Banned Thai Film to Screen at Korea's CinDi Digital Fest


Noh, Jean, Screen International


Banned Thai political drama Shakespeare Must Die, directed by Ing K, will be among the films screening in the Asian Competition section of the 6th Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival (CinDi).

"I thank CinDi for inviting my film even though they had to ship it under a secret name - Teenage Love Story - because the film is banned in Thailand, where people live in fear. I'm suing the government so I shouldn't even be here," the director said at the opening ceremony.

She continued: "We are fighting because in Thailand, directors have less than human rights. But I promise Shakespeare Must Die is not boring. I made it like a Mexican soap opera and a Thai horror film. You can see it, even though Thai people can't see it."

The festival opened yesterday (Aug 22) with recently deceased Chilean director Raoul Ruiz's Night Across The Street.

CinDi is showcasing 78 films from 32 countries including 15 films in Asian Competition, six in the newly established Bright Focus section for unreleased Korean films, and 11 in the revamped Butterfly competition for directors' next projects. …

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