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Thailand’s GDH purchases A24’s “Past Lives” as its first non-Thai film (exclusive)

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Thailand’s GDH purchases A24’s “Past Lives” as its first non-Thai film (exclusive)

Source: A24

‘Past Lives’

Bangkok-based GDH 559 has acquired Celine Song’s Past Lives from A24, which it will release theatrically in Thailand as its first non-Thai film.

GDH is expanding into the theatrical distribution of international features through new business unit Out Of The Box. The US romantic drama that was one of the most critically acclaimed selections at Sundance and Berlinale this year will be released in Thai theatres on July 6.1001010The Korean- and English-language drama is about childhood friends who reunited in New York 20 years after one family had emigrated to South Korea. The film is expected to be a major contender for awards season later this year. The company will not limit itself to arthouse titles. Budgets and scales of acquisitions can vary. The goal is to create excitement within the Thai film industry. We also hope that it will bring people back into the cinemas after the pandemic. Another two to three films that we will be distributing are in the process of negotiation.”

GDH has more than 20 years of experience in theatrical distribution in Thailand. It is also the Thai distributor for

  • One for The Road

which was produced by Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar Wai, and directed by Baz POonpiriya, who was responsible for the box office hit

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. This film is not produced or invested in by GDH. It is a Thai film with a majority of the dialogue being in Thai. The new unit is headed by GDH director of sales and international business Songpol Wongkondee.

‘Past Lives’ opens to second highest limited debut of 2023 so far in North America

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