This is funny but true. I have just read the headlines from the Nation newspaper website that dogs from Thai film “Ma-Mha Si Ka Krub” (with an English title of “Mid Road Gang“) received the “Palm Dog” award at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in France on May 25th, 2007. At first, I was skeptical about the nature of the award but after some Google searches, I have to admit that the award really exists. In fact, there is an official website of the “Palm Dog“ explaining the reason behind the award giving to man’s best four-legged friends in the film and showing past winners since the award was first introduced back in 2001. Members of the international press, including journalists from The Times, The Guardian, Heat Magazine and the Evening Standard, are the judges who choose the best canines featured in the year’s films from around the world.
As for this year, I have to congratulate two of the leading dogs, Keng and Peak, from Thai movie “Ma-Mha Si Ka Krub” for the first Palm Dog award for Thailand. It’s stated in the news that the adorable scene of the two dogs standing on their two legs hiding from their enemies in the temple won the hearts of the jury.
“Ma-Mha Si Ka Krub” is Thai family movie featuring a cast of human and talking dogs with star-studded voices over, co-directed by Pantham Thongsang and Somkiet Vituranich. Released in Thai cinemas on April 5, 2007, the film surprisingly did well in term of box-office earning more than 50 million Baht.
- Palm Dog Official Website
- Headlines from the Nation Multimedia Website (26 May 2007)
- “Ma-Mha” Official Website