The Bangkok International Film Festival's sixth edition kicked off Friday, with some controversy.  First, some organizers expressed annoyance that one of the festival's international judges, Singapore director Eric Khoo, had bolted already, choosing instead to watch the competition films on DVD.  Also, organizers decided to cancel the showing of "Children of the Dark," a Japanese film about child prostitution in Thailand, because they felt the subject matter was too sensitive.This year's festival, which soft-launched earlier in the week with Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," will cost about $2 million to stage.
The Hollywood Reporter