Wednesday 10 November 2010

Hello there, Luang Prabang!

I'm trying not to accept so many film festival invitations (oh, you should hear how some of them beg and beg!), what with me now being a book publisher and all. But I've never been to Laos, so I didn't want to turn this one down. (And it's not just because I'm a fan of the Dr. Siri Paiboun crime novels.)

Luang Prabang itself, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, promises to be a beaut!

Laos has no film industry to speak of but I admire the effort the organisers took to come up with this inaugural, albeit low-key, event. Contrast that with the slapstick dodginess of the well-sponsored Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival (which was supposed to take place this month but just got postponed, apparently). Everyone involved in KLIFF should really be ashamed of themselves -- but since its organisers include a certain Malaysian filmmaker who has a habit of never paying his crew members, I don't suppose they're the kind to embarrass easily.


jejaka anggun said...


Abesa007 said...

bang amir! I saw you last night on tv3! hahahaha

so you now you worth another title more, pemikir muda hehehehe

Anonymous said...

Where can I find the Dr. Siri books?

Amir Muhammad said...

I got mine from Silverfish, but I also saw em in Borders.

fadz said...

huhuhuhu, sape tak bayar tu? huhuh.