Tan film to play in Pusan, Bangkok

Musical opened in Singapore on Aug. 14

SINGAPORE -- Director Royston Tan’s latest film, the musical "12 Lotus" will be in competition in the Southeast Asian film category at the 2008 Bangkok International Film Festival, running Sept. 23-30, the director said.

The film, which opened in Singapore on Aug. 14, will also screen at the 13th Pusan International Film Festival (Oct. 2-10) under the category “A Window on Asian Cinema.”

Played out against the backdrop of songs in the Hokkien dialect, "12 Lotus" tells the story of a singer and the heartless men in her life who use and abuse her. The Bangkok fest is set to run Sept. 23-30.