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    Edward Yang classic headlines Taiwan Film Festival In Bangkok

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/01/2018

    » Eight films will be shown at the Taiwan Film Festival In Bangkok 2018, which runs from Jan 17-23 at Quartier Cineart, EmQuartier. Besides a selection of new films, cinema lovers will certainly jam the screening of the 1991 film A Brighter Summer Day, a classic from the late Edward Yang and definitely one of the best Chinese-language films ever made.

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    Romancing Bangkok

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/08/2016

    » Paris had Paris Je T'aime, New York had New York I Love You. Now Bangkok has its own film ensemble drawn from different neighbourhoods of the city. Bangkok Stories, a portmanteau of six films telling tales of brief encounters and nebulous romance, will premier tonight at the 20th Short Film and Video Festival at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, before going on to cinema and television release later.

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    La Vie Moderne (Modern Life) at Alliance Francaise de Bangkok

    Life, Published on 04/10/2017

    » In case you haven't been there in a while, the Alliance Francaise on Witthayu Road for some time has boasted a new cinema, plush red seats and a year-round programme of French titles -- as well as Thai and other films. Yes, the construction in the area may require that you brave past some disorder (the quarters on the corner of Witthayu and Rama IV will emerge as a new hot spot in a year or so), but AF Cinema has stepped up from being a cultural institution with a weekly screening to an active, semi-commercial screening house specialising in art films.

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    Guilt and sin minus the politics

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 20/04/2018

    » The squalor of Manila slums populated by high-school drug runners, then a chaotic precinct ruled by corrupt cops and even more corrupt chiefs -- these are the familiar turfs of Brillante Mendoza, the best-known Filipino filmmaker among international audiences.

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    The sight of silence

    Life, Published on 05/08/2014

    » Film Archive (Public Organisation) and British Council Thailand are organising the first "Silent Film Festival in Thailand" from Thursday until Aug 13.

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    Shows for all seasons

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 15/03/2018

    » March kicked off with the return of French choreographer Jérôme Bel to Bangkok, bringing with him two productions to close the French Highlights #3. Then English-speaking theatre company Peel the Limelight celebrated International Women's Day with the premiere of their latest production of Agnes Of God in their new and larger venue, Peel the Limelight Studio, just across from their old home, Spark Drama Studio, at Jasmine City building in Asok. And Bangkok-based Japanese theatre artist Shogo Tanikawa founded his own theatre company Scene Zero and gave birth to a new play. Here are our reviews of these performances.

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    Animated Swiss film My Life As A Zucchini first in new series at RCB

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 15/03/2018

    » Arts and antiques emporium River City Bangkok returns with its second monthly film series, the RCB Film Club. This month, the club aims to please lovers of international cinema with four critically acclaimed films of diverse origin, one film screened each week.

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    Screening of Vinci at RCB

    Life, Published on 01/03/2018

    » River City Bangkok (RCB) is screening Vinci, which centres on legendary painter Leonardo da Vinci, on March 10 at 4pm at Room 201, 2nd floor of the River City Bangkok on Charoen Krung Road.

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    See Snow White in all its big screen grandeur

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 03/04/2018

    » Can you name the seven dwarfs, as in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs?

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    Exhilarating escapism, Spielberg-style

    Life, Published on 30/03/2018

    » A breathless romp through virtual reality, Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One presents a T-Rex-size irony: A film that cautions us against the exhilarating escapism of digital simulacrum that divorces us from reality -- VR, 3D, Facebook, online games, movies -- is first and foremost an exhilarating escapism manufactured upon a massive digital simulacrum. Spielberg, one of the first directors to turn Hollywood into a factory of digital effects, certainly knows this. But with unruffled confidence and youthful velocity, the 71-year-old gambles that the thrills would override the insincerity -- that nobody would mind the self-defeating scruples as long as the breakneck ride keeps us glued.

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