You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Headshot’ enters Oscar foreign-lingo race

Thailand selects serial-killer thriller

BEIJING — Thailand will send writer-helmer Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s brooding noir thriller “Headshot” to Hollywood as its candidate for the foreign language category of the Academy Awards, the helmer’s fourth go at Oscar glory.

The selection was made by the National Federation of Thai Film Assns., local media reported, after the news was widely leaked on social media at the weekend.

Pic was produced by Pawas Sawatchaiyamet and Raymond Phathanavirangoon.

The helmer’s previous Oscar candidates were “6ixtynin9” in 2000, “Monrak Transistor” in 2002 and “Last Life in the Universe” in 2003.

“Headshot,” which tells the story of a serial killer who sees the world upside down after he is shot in the head, bowed at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival in 2011.

Pic features Nopachai “Peter” Jayanama, Sirin “Cris” Horwang, Chanokporn “Dream” Sayoungkul, Apisit “Joey Boy” Opasaimlikit and Krerkkiat Punpiputt.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the five nominees for best foreign film on Jan. 10. The 85th Academy Awards ceremony takes place Feb. 24.

More Film

  • Steve Levitan LA>Vegas

    'Modern Family' EP Steve Levitan Says He Will Leave Fox Over Child-Separation News Coverage

    BEIJING — Thailand will send writer-helmer Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s brooding noir thriller “Headshot” to Hollywood as its candidate for the foreign language category of the Academy Awards, the helmer’s fourth go at Oscar glory. The selection was made by the National Federation of Thai Film Assns., local media reported, after the news was widely leaked on […]

  • Travolta's 'Gotti' Fires Back at Critics

    John Travolta's 'Gotti' Fires Back at Critics After 0% Rotten Tomatoes Score

    BEIJING — Thailand will send writer-helmer Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s brooding noir thriller “Headshot” to Hollywood as its candidate for the foreign language category of the Academy Awards, the helmer’s fourth go at Oscar glory. The selection was made by the National Federation of Thai Film Assns., local media reported, after the news was widely leaked on […]

  • Byron Allen Strictly Business

    Strictly Business Podcast: Byron Allen Expands in TV and Film, Fights for 'Economic Inclusion'

    BEIJING — Thailand will send writer-helmer Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s brooding noir thriller “Headshot” to Hollywood as its candidate for the foreign language category of the Academy Awards, the helmer’s fourth go at Oscar glory. The selection was made by the National Federation of Thai Film Assns., local media reported, after the news was widely leaked on […]

  • Common, Lena Waithe

    Common, Lena Waithe Join AT&T Hello Lab's Filmmaker-Mentoring Program in Second Year

    BEIJING — Thailand will send writer-helmer Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s brooding noir thriller “Headshot” to Hollywood as its candidate for the foreign language category of the Academy Awards, the helmer’s fourth go at Oscar glory. The selection was made by the National Federation of Thai Film Assns., local media reported, after the news was widely leaked on […]

  • DSC00760.ARW

    Sony Takes Premium Film1 Movies Service Direct to Consumer

    BEIJING — Thailand will send writer-helmer Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s brooding noir thriller “Headshot” to Hollywood as its candidate for the foreign language category of the Academy Awards, the helmer’s fourth go at Oscar glory. The selection was made by the National Federation of Thai Film Assns., local media reported, after the news was widely leaked on […]

  • Tim Robbins to Be Feted at

    Tim Robbins to Be Feted at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

    BEIJING — Thailand will send writer-helmer Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s brooding noir thriller “Headshot” to Hollywood as its candidate for the foreign language category of the Academy Awards, the helmer’s fourth go at Oscar glory. The selection was made by the National Federation of Thai Film Assns., local media reported, after the news was widely leaked on […]

  • BAFTA Details Diversity Requirements for 2019

    BAFTA Details Diversity Requirements for 2019 Film Awards

    BEIJING — Thailand will send writer-helmer Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s brooding noir thriller “Headshot” to Hollywood as its candidate for the foreign language category of the Academy Awards, the helmer’s fourth go at Oscar glory. The selection was made by the National Federation of Thai Film Assns., local media reported, after the news was widely leaked on […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content