One Take Only from new generation Thai director Oxide Pang will have its world premiere when it closes the 4th Bangkok Film Festival on Nov 25. Local production Girl's Friends, the debut feature film from film critic turned director Mongkholchai Chaivisuth, will also have its world premiere.
Both films make up part of the New Thai Cinema section alongside the international version of Nonzee Nimibutr's Jan Dura and Mysterious Object At Noon directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. In One Take Only Pang uses the social problems of city life to illustrate how a college student and a street gangster can be drawn together through loneliness and the need for money. Girl's Friends is the story of four schoolgirls and how their friendship is divided by one boy.
Opening the festival is In The Mood For Love - director Wong Kar-Wai and actor Tony Leung Chiu-Wai will attend.
Around 60 films will be shown during the ten day festival which has previously been scheduled in September. This includes the following ten international films in competition: Clouds Of May (Turkey), Goal Club (Thailand), Pulse (Japan), Quitting (China), Soft Shell Man (Un Crabe Dans La Tete) (Canada), Telegram (Indonesia), This Is My Moon (Sri Lanka), Under The Moonlight (Iran), Unfinished Song (Iran) and What Time Is It There' (Taiwan).