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Bangkok Post – Foreign buyers show interest in Thai films at Cannes

CANNES, France: Thai films being showcased at the 77th Cannes Film Festival are attracting attention from prospective international buyers, a development that promises a brighter outlook for both the Thai film and tourism industries, the government says.

The Undertaker, Death Whisperer and Lahn Mah, which have grossed 720 million, 480 million and 300 million baht respectively in Thailand, are likely to get a boost at the film festival taking place until May 25, said Yupa Taweewattanakitbovorn, permanent secretary for the Ministry of Culture.

These and other Thai films also double as mediums for promoting the charm of the Thai way of life, which is expected to bring more revenue to the country through tourism and higher economic value to the local creative industry, she told the Bangkok Post on Wednesday.

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