9FilmFest 2019

Bangkok Film Festival

May 29 – 30, 2019

TW Marriage 1

Ko Chandetka

Falling Star Rising Sun

Bangkok 9FilmFest film festival
Bangkok 9FilmFest film festival
Bangkok 9FilmFest film festival
Bangkok 9FilmFest film festival

Brian Bennett, Zohra, Ko Chandetka

Falling Star Rising Sun

Indy Shorts / 9Fest Program

July 25 – 28, 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Bangkok 9FilmFest film festival
Bangkok 9FilmFest film festival

Pagorn Jungrungruang, Kelly Alexiou, Brian Bennett

Director, THE TRANSLATOR

Here’s what they said at Roger Ebert’s website:

SERIOUS OSCAR CONTENDERS UNVEILED AT 2019 INDY SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL by Matt Fagerholm       www.rogerebert.com

9Fest, the short film festival run in Bangkok by Brian Bennett, was the focus of a special section at Indy Shorts, compiling several works from directors around the globe, and like all the festival curation I observed here, it was anything but redundant. Bake Phouikham’s “Fallen Star, Rising Sun,” offers a candid sit-down with Ko Chandetka, the first Lao-American bodybuilder, whose struggles with addiction nearly derailed his life. He told me afterward that he believes there’s no healthy way to participate in any sport on a world-class level, and that one must always weigh the risks with the rewards.

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