The Japan Foundation Asia Center, in cooperation with Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), presents eight Thai films in the first year of the CROSSCUT ASIA section at the 27th TIFF, which starts from October 23. This special program will feature commercial and independent Thai films, from school or historical dramas to horrors. Casts and Staff associated with these films are expected to appear on the stage and participate in Q&A sessions. For more information, please contact us as shown below.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center presents CROSSCUT ASIA #01 Thai Fascination
CROSSCUT ASIA is a showcase of Asian films focusing on particular countries, directors, actors, and themes. The showcase will unveil the hidden gems of Asian films that portray Asia’s present condition. The first showcase will focus on Thai films, which are currently gaining wide attention in the industry. The showcase will let audience explore the fascination of Thailand through the lineup concentrating on its recent works.
Special brochure for CROSSCUT ASIA #01 Thai Fascination available at TIFF venues:
・Essay by Mitsuyo Kakuta, author of the novel upon which the film Pale Moon in
the Competition Section is based.
・Interview with Tadanobu Asano, star of Ruined Heart in the Competition Section
and other Thai films.
・Conversation with award-winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul and TIFF
programming director Kenji Ishizaka.
Line-up of CROSSCUT ASIA #01 Thai Fascination
CROSSCUT ASIA #01 Thai Fascination
Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
Cast: Koramit Vajrasthira, Wanlop Rungkamjad
Guest: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (Director)
Director: Lee Chatametikool
Cast: Ananda Everingham, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Janesuda Parnto
Guests: Lee Chatametikool (Director) , Prawith Hansten (Actor)
Director: Kittithat Tangsirikit, Sittisiri Mongkolsiri, Saranyoo Jiralak
Cast: Jirayu La-ongmanee, Sutatta Udomsilp, Pimpakan Praekunnatham
Guests: Sutatta Udomsilp (Actress), Rutaiwan Wongsirasawad (Producer)
The Songs of Rice
Director: Uruphong Raksasad
Cast: Prayad Promma
Guest: Pimpaka Towira (Producer)
SUN & SUNRISE
Director: Kittikorn Liawsirikul
Cast: Nadech Kugimiya, Oranate D. Cabelles, Nitit Warayanont
Guests: Kittikorn Liawsirikul (Director) and Oranate D. Cabelles (Actress)
Director: Kongdej Jaturanrasmee
Cast: Sompob Sittiarjarn, Siripat Kuhavichanun, Nutthasit Kotimanuswanich
Guest: Kongdej Jaturanrasmee (Director)
The Teacher’s Diary
Director: Nithiwat Tharatorn
Cast: Sukrit Wisetkaew, Chermarn Boonyasak
Guests: Nithiwat Tharatorn (Director)
(In cooperation with Focus on Asia International Film Festival Fukuoka)
Director: Nonzee Nimibutr
Cast: Jirayu Tangsrisook, Jarinporn Joonkiat, Piyathida Woramusik
Guests: Nonzee Nimibutr (Director) and Namon Pongvilai (Producer)
The Japan Foundation Asia Center
At the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit Meeting in December 2013, the Japanese Government announced a vision statement on a new policy for Cultural Exchanges in Asia – “WA Project ～Toward Interactive Asia～.” Serving to achieve two-way art/cultural exchanges and supporting Japanese language learners, the Japan Foundation launched a new department, the Asia Center in April 2014. The Asia Center carries out various projects to foster deeper, mutual understanding and further develop relationships between Japan and our fellow Asian countries.