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A Thai director on the Cannes jury

Latest update : 2008-05-15

Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul is the first Thai to serve on the Cannes jury. He received a jury prize in 2004 for his film "Tropical Malady." (Report: C. Payen)

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is no stranger to Cannes. He showed his first film there ("Blissfully yours," in 2002) and in 2004 won the grand jury prize for "Tropical Malady," an experimental film about the tortured love between a soldier and his lover. He is considered one of the leading directors of Thailand's "New Wave" of cinema.
 
FRANCE 24's correspondent in Bangkok, Cyril Payen, met the director in his studio. Click "Play video" above to watch the report.

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Date created : 2008-05-15

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