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  • News & article

    Not the usual fare

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/10/2018

    » Two idiosyncratic filmgoing options for fans of Thai cinema — one classic, one contemporary

  • News & article

    Loss and love in icy Canada

    Life, Published on 18/10/2018

    » TK Park will conclude its "Contemporary World Film Series" this year with the screening of Monsieur Lazhar, a moving and memorable tale from Canada, on Saturday Oct 20 at 4pm.

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    Nicole Kidman transforms for drama Destroyer

    Life, Reuters, Published on 16/10/2018

    » Hollywood star Nicole Kidman undergoes a dramatic makeover for new drama Destroyer, playing a tired-looking and worn out police detective with a painful history.

  • News & article

    A star is reborn

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 12/10/2018

    » Why is everyone talking about A Star Is Born? Partly because it's a musical romantic drama that has been retold so many times in Hollywood (now, as well as in 1976, 1957, 1937). It's also because the film features two of the best-known faces in the film and music worlds: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. The film has already gathered Oscar buzz, especially surrounding the speculation that the two leads would receive matching nominations.

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    Some Southeast Asian picks from the Busan International Film Festival

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 12/10/2018

    » How do Aceh and Japan, two places that seem unrelated, separated by a vast distance of land and sea, connect on the personal and historical level?

  • News & article

    Keeping it real

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/10/2018

    » Boonsong Nakphoo keeps making movies, regardless of the obstacles. A champion of small people and small stories, he has lamented the difficulties of surviving in the movie business for years and yet he keeps churning out film after film, usually on a meagre budget. His latest output is now in cinemas: Nane Kradod Kampaeng (The Wall) recounts his own early struggle to make it as a filmmaker.

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    An Asian hunger games

    Life, Published on 09/10/2018

    » Besides the world premiere of Nakorn-Sawan (see main story), Thailand -- and Thai actors -- are well-represented at the ongoing Busan International Film Festival. While Thai films are slotted into various sections of the programme -- Girls Don't Cry, Manta Ray, Ten Years Thailand, as well as the restored version of The Scar in the classic section -- a Cambodian film with a strong Thai presence is also showing at the festival.

  • News & article

    To paradise and back

    Life, Published on 09/10/2018

    » Memory and fact, fiction and documentary, characters and lives -- perhaps they're not all that distinguishable, and that's why they all mingle freely in the Thai film that just had a world premiere at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival this past weekend. Nakorn-Sawan (literally, "paradise city", and also a name of a province) is the feature debut by Puangsoi Aksornsawang, a young filmmaker whose delicate sensibility is attuned to the joy and sorrow of family life.

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    All eyes on Asia

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 05/10/2018

    » Asia's premier cine-event took off last night. The 23rd Busan International Film Festival once again draws all attention to the South Korean port city as it hosts the annual showcase of films, especially Asian films. One part to promote the South Korean film industry -- a formidable machine of creativity and commerce -- and one part to reign as a centre of filmmaking activity in this part of the world, Busan has gone through some bumps, political and managerial, but remains steadfast in being in the biggest in Asia.

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    Beware of ghosts

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/10/2018

    » In this Halloween month, Asian horror is demanding a fair share of the spotlight.

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