BANGKOK —The 14th World Film Festival of Bangkok set for November has been postponed to next year to mourn the passing of King Bhumibol.
Kriengsak “Victor” Silakong, festival director of Thailand’s longest-running film festival, announced the postponement online, saying it would be moved to January.
“The Kingdom of Thailand has lost its beloved monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej and is now in mourning,” he wrote.
The World Film Festival of Bangkok has selected more than 70 international films to screen with a focus on exploring the world’s cultures from filmmakers’ perspectives.
Selections include French psychological thriller “Elle,” Davy Chou’s “Diamond Island” from Cambodia, LGBT-oriented “Present Perfect” from Thailand, Taiwanese action movie “Dragon Inn” and acclaimed animation “The Red Turtle.”
The festival’s Lotus Award is to be given to American director Oliver Stone for his contribution to the film industry.
Ticket prices for all films will be 120 baht with discounts for buying five. The festival has been rescheduled for Jan. 23 through Feb. 1 at SF World Cinema CentralWorld.