Insects in the Backyard, a small film Tanwarin made with less than 500,000 baht, was shown at the World Film Festival of Bangkok earlier this month. Two weeks ago it was banned from general release by the rating commit...展开tee under the Office of National Culture Commission. The board said it was because the film displayed a shot of a penis. They also said because it contains an allusion to patricide and prostitution. The fact that the board failed to give a consistent, comprehensible reason for the ban _ instead of handing the film the strictest classification, 20-plus, with ID checks at the door _ besides citing a formulaic clause from the law has heightened the frustration of the filmmaking community.