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“Shakespeare Must Die” Wins at Tripoli Film Festival | Global Shakespeare News

By November 23, 2013 No Comments

This week we’d like to congratulate director Ing K, producer Manit Sriwanichpoom, as well as the cast and crew of Shakespeare Must Die for winning two major awards at this year’s Tripoli Film Festival!

  • Prix du meilleur film de fiction (Best Prize for a Fictive Film) and

  • Prix NETPAC (Network for The Promotion of Asian Cinema Prize

Well done! The Thai version of Macbeth has a complicated history of censorship, legal appeals, documentary responses, revolutionary zeal, and the dogged determination of Ing K and Sriwanichpoom. Director Ing K even stated that the Western international film festival route was not possible for this film. With this first recognition of this timely, local, and poignant depiction of Macbeth, we wish the director and producer the best of luck as they continue to circulate the film, hopefully to eventually overturn the ban of the film in Thailand.

Here at the The Shakespeare Standard, we have been following their story closely. For further reading on Shakespeare Must Die, read my previous posts:

Thailand’s Banned ‘Macbeth’ Film” (6 July 2013)

Interview with Ing K, Director of Shakespeare Must Die” (14 Sept. 2013)

Censor Must Die Exempt From Censorship Process in Thailand” (17 Aug. 2013)

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