Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Finally! - Tears of the Black Tiger

On a slow afternoon as the 2002 Sundance Film Festival was winding down, I slipped into the Egyptian Theater mainly because the line was not long and there was plenty of room at the screening. (This was an unusually slow year). What I saw was Wisit Sasanatieng's Tears of the Black Tiger - one of the most stunning and visual films I had ever seen. Already a cult film around the world, it was the first ever Thai film to make it into the Cannes Film Festival. When I saw the film at Sundance Miramax had already grabbed the rights, but it sat on the shelf since then. However, it was reported today in IndieWire that Magnolia picked up the US rights and it will finally be released in the US (outside of film festivals and bootlegs). It will open in New York this January.

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