Now that the Bangkok International Film Festival seems forever doomed, or at least for the foreseeable future, the sole sanctuary for cine-lovers in the city is the World Film Festival, now in its 10th edition. For a decade it has lurched along, showing steadfastness despite limited budget and resources.
Every year, festival director Kriangsak "Victor" Silakong manages to bring at least a handful of current hits _ hotly debated films making the rounds on the international film-festival circuit _ and fills the rest of his 50-film rosterwith smaller yet eclectic titles _ with hits and misses. And most importantly, it has often proved a friend of independent Thai film-makers by highlighting new works by young, little-known talents.
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