Manit Sriwanichpoom, producer of the banned film "Shakespeare Must Die", has some good news for once - his followup film "Censor Must Die" will not be censored.
A documentary that chronicles his and his wife and co-director Ing K’s struggles to appeal against the banning of “Shakespeare Must Die”, “Censor Must Die” was submitted to the Film and Video Censorship Committee as required by law.
“This morning we received a letter by post from the Department of Cultural Promotion to inform us of the result of their deliberation, ‘Censor Must Die is exempted from the film censorship process’,” Manit reports in a press release.
Furthermore, “Censor Must Die” is not subject to the ratings process because the film is made from “events that really happened”, he said.
Up receiving the news, Manit said he felt like hitting the lottery jackpot.
“We can’t stop smiling. It’s a great relief,” he said, praising the decision on his documentary.
However, he and Ing K will still fight on in the case of their “horror film” adaptation of “Macbeth”, “Shakespeare Must Die”, and the matter is now with the Administrative Court.