Banned at home, Thai filmmakers’ adaptation of Macbeth wins dual prizes at Tripoli fest

Yet another Thai cinematic production has won over a festival jury abroad, despite struggling against film censors at home.Shakespeare Must Die (2012), an allegory of Thailand’s recent political struggles critiquing the legacy of Thaksin Shinawatra, the deposed prime minister, was awarded two prizes at Lebanon’s inaugural Tripoli International Film Festival, held in November, which was organized around the theme of “cultural resistance.”

Margins Take Center in Fukuoka Prize

Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Indian artist Nalini Malani have been named the 2013 laureates for the Fukuoka Arts and Culture Prize, awarded annually to promote exchange between the diverse regions of Asia.