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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2011: Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s Headshot

Despite not being big on his last pair Ploy and Nymph as we mentioned before, we damn well love the concept of shooting from the perspective of the film’s lead and with dp Chankit Chamnivikaipong once again onboard we expect this to visually deliver.

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Director/Writer: Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Producers: Pawas Sawatchaiyamet and Raymond Phathanavirangoon
Distributor: Rights Available.

The Gist: Adapted from the novel Fon Tok Kuen Fa (Rain Falling Up The Sky) by award-winning writer Win Leowarin, this tells the story of a hitman (Nopachai Jayanama) who wakes up after a two-month coma to find that he literally sees everything upside down. He tries to quit his job, but the past starts to catch up with him.….(more)

Cast: Nopachai Jayanama and Cris Horwang

List Worthy Reasons…: Despite not being big on his last pair Ploy and Nymph as we mentioned before, we damn well love the concept of shooting from the perspective of the film’s lead and with dp Chankit Chamnivikaipong once again onboard we expect this to visually deliver.

Release Date/Status?: Somewhere in post-production, Ratanaruang (a Cannes regular) will be back in May…but the big question is which section will it fall in? Main Comp or Un Certain Regard?

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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