invisible, there are

nothing is nothing
because even nothingness, still meant to be something

so sometimes,
you see the 'emptiness' and say it's 'nothing'

maybe just because it's "invisible"



Mrs. Juthumas Siriwan, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, today announced director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s film, INVISIBLE WAVES, starring Tadanobu Asano and Gang Hy Jung, has been selected to open the 2006 Bangkok International Film Festival.  The Festival dates are February 17 - 29, 2006.

“It is with great honor and pleasure that I announce INVISIBLE WAVES, by our internationally acclaimed director, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang will open the Bangkok International Film Festival on February 17th, 2006,” the governor announced.    “We are especially proud to showcase INVISIBLE WAVES, as it was shot in part in southern Thailand and showcases the beauty and splendor of Phuket.  And, rather than shoot his film elsewhere, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang expresses his support for Thailand by employing Thai artisans and patronizing local businesses.”

The psycho-thriller, INVISIBLE WAVES stars Tadanobu Asano (Zatöichi, Café Lumiere), as a hard-working chef living in Macau who inadvertently kills his girlfriend and is then consumed with guilt.  To escape both his turmoil and possible arrest, he travels to Thailand only to discover that the troubles of his former life follow him.  On the journey he befriends an attractive young woman (played by Gang Hy Jung who also starred in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance and Old Boy), but he soon discovers that his supposed friends are not to be trusted and he is in serious danger.  Not only does he have to battle his feelings of guilt, but also the more immediate threat to his life.

Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s previous films including Last Life in the Universe, Monrak Transistor and 6ixtynin9 have earned him awards and accolades from International Film Festivals around the world including, Berlin, Rotterdam, Venice, Hong Kong, Seattle and Singapore.

In addition to opening the 2006 Bangkok Intl. Film Festival, INVISIBLE WAVES has also been selected for Official Competition, where top honors will be awarded for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.

The 2006 Bangkok International Film Festival, which highlights the work of filmmakers from Southeast Asia in addition to presenting the top films from around the world, will present over 200 feature, documentaries and short films.  Competition categories include: Official Competition; Best ASEAN Film; Official Documentary Competition; New Voices; and Best Short Film. In addition, seminars by prominent directors, producers and cinematographers are scheduled to take place between February 17th and 29th.

Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s INVISIBLE WAVES production team includes cinematographer Christopher Doyle, screenwriter Prabda Yoon, and producers Wouter Barendrecht and Michael J. Werner.  The presentation of INVISIBLE WAVES in the festival is made possible by Five Star Productions, Thailand.


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 เริ่มได้กลิ่น ตุๆ ว่าจะมีการพากษ์เสียงภาษาไทยทับลงใน Invisible Waves จนทำให้ เป็นเอกหัวเสียกลางงานแถลงข่าวมาแล้ว.... จริงๆ ความรู้สึกเราในฐานะคนดูหนัง อยากจะดูเป็นแบบต้นฉบับที่เป็นเอกทำมากกว่า  คือเป็นเสียงภาษาอังกฤษ  เพราะเป็นเอก เคยพูดว่า เสน่ห์ของหนังเรื่องนี้อย่างหนึ่งที่เค้าตั้งใจ  คือ ภาษาอังกฤษ ที่นักแสดงคุยกัน เพราะแต่ละคน ภาษาดีทั้งนั้นเลย สำเนียงแปร่งๆ ของแต่ละคน คือเสน่ห์ของมัน.... ถึงแม้คุยกันไม่ค่อยรู้เรื่อง แต่ใจเราใกล้กัน จนเกิดความผูกพัน.....เอ้อ ! อยากดู ที่เป็นภาษาอังกฤษจัง - -"


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