Luang Prabang Film Festival Sets Fully Virtual Selection

The Laos-based Luang Prabang Film Festival has set out a selection that focuses strongly on films from South East Asia, or were made in or about the region.

Now entering its tenth edition, the independent festival will be held fully online this year and run Dec.

4-10, 2020.All films will be screened free of charge, with streaming access opened to viewers in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.The lineup of 24 feature films and 10 shorts includes “Buoyancy,” a Cambodia-Australia fictionalized account of the human trafficking in the region’s commercial fishing industry, and mystical Thai film “Manta Ray” which touches on the Rohinga problem, identity and displacement.The festival also gives Indonesian animated documentary “kOsOng” its Southeast Asian premiere.

The film follows five women from Java and the pressures and revelations they face in living a childless life.

Anthony Chen’s “Wet Season” drama

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