Asian Cinema Fund 2018

2007 Projects

2007 Post-Production Fund

Project Wonderful Town
Category Asian
Project Wonderful Town
Director Aditya ASSARAT
Country Thailand
Director's Profile Aditya Assarat’s short films have won 15 awards and been invited to screen at many festivals around the world including Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, Obeerhausen, Sundance, and New York Film Festival. He made his feature debut in 2005 with “3 Friends” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. He was the recipient of the Hubert Bals Fund Award at the Pusan Promotional Plan (PPP) in 2003. He is the first Thai filmmaker ever invited to the Sundance Directors Lab in Utah.
Takua Pa is a small town in the South of Thailand where Tsunami strip bared the hopes and happiness of the villagers. One day a stranger comes to town. He rents a room in a small hotel and falls in love with a town girl. This secret love affair makes him the town’s common target of hatred and aggression. This film is about a love that grows where love no longer exists and about a town that tries to destroy the beauty they cannot have. Can this town be wonderful again?
Director's Note
2007 Pusan International Film Festival - New Currents Award
2008 International Film Festival Rotterdam - Tiger Award
2008 Berlin international Film Festival - Forum
2008 International Film Festival of Las Palmas - Special Jury Prize
2008 New Directors New films Film Festival
2008 Deauville Asian Film Festival - Jury Prize
2008 Istanbul International Film Festival - Young Masters
2008 Hong Kong International Film Festival - FIPRESCI award
2008 Sydney International Film Festival
2008 LA International Film Festival
2008 Taipei International Film Festival - Jury Mention
2008 Warsaw New Horizons
2008 Melbourne International Film Festival
2008 Brisbane International Film Festival
2008 Tokyo International Film Festival
2008 Barcelona Asian Film Festival - International Competition
2009 Federation of National Film Association of Thailand National Film Award - Subhanahongsa Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction
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