MUMABI: The Phuket Film Festival will screen acclaimed Thai director Yuthlert Sippapak’s Friday Killer as its closing film on 13 June, 2010. This will be a World Premier for director Sippapak’s first movie in The Killers Trilogy.
Director, writer, and producer Sippapak has received international recognition for his daring visual style and unconventional screenwriting. His film credits include Killer Tattoo, February and Buppah Rahtree, which is one of Thailand’s highest grossing films.
Friday Killer is the story of Pae Uzi (comedian Suthep Pho-ngam) aka ‘The Eagle of Chantaburi’, a professional hit-man who was just set free from prison. After his release, he learns for the first time he has a daughter Dao (Ploy Jindachote – actress played lead role with William Hurt and Cary Elwes in the supernatural thriller Shadows). The tables are turned on Pae when his daughter tries to kill him because she thinks that he killed the only father that she knew.
The cast and crew of the movie are expected to attend the closing movie and reception that will follow.
The Killers Trilogy is produced by Sippapak’s Mahagan Pictures with financing from Phranakorn Film who is also handling international sales and domestic distribution.
The Phuket Film Festival runs 4 – 13 June. Award winning Hollywood directors Gus Van Sant (Milk) and Darnell Martin (Cadillac Records) are some of the directors participating in the Meet the Directors series.