Redgrave, Dafoe among major stars expected at Bangkok film festival

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Dozens of movie stars and directors from around the world, including old hands such as Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Lee, are expected in the Thai capital next month for an international film festival.
Among other stars scheduled to make an appearance at the fourth Bangkok International Film Festival on Feb. 17-27 are Willem Dafoe, Diane Ladd, Helen Mirren, Hayden Christensen and Japan’s Tadanobu Asano.
Also coming are directors Bruce Beresford and Fred Schepisi of Australia and American Terry Gilliam, and producer Donald Ranvaud who was responsible for City of God and last year’s The Constant Gardener, from a John le Carre novel.
The festival will feature about 160 movies from 50 countries, including Invisible Waves by Thai director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang and the film version of the Broadway hit Rent, directed by Chris Columbus.
There will also be a spotlight on films from Southeast Asia, Denmark, Canada and Italy, as well as dance movies, including classics like Singing In the Rain and West Side Story, and documentaries Ballets Russes, Iberia, and Rize.

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