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Low-budget Thai film wins big at Asia's top fest

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BUSAN : A novice Thai film-maker’s low-budget, experimental production shared top honours at Asia’s largest film festival, which drew to a close yesterday. 

First-time director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit wais the presenter after winning the top award at the Busan International Film Festival in Korea on Saturday. (AFP photo)

Jurors for the New Currents award at South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) described firsttime Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s 36 as ‘‘breathtaking’’ while praising the ‘‘extraordinary sympathy’’ co-winner director Maryam Najafi drew from her audience throughout her entry Kayan.

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