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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?

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    Final festival films before curtain call

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 08/08/2014

    » After Yves, you'll still have time to catch the front row with Yohji and the ethereal minimalism of his clothes. The second "Elle Fashion Film Festival" is entering its final two days, and while several screenings in the past week have been popular at SF Emporium — particularly Yves Saint Laurent and The Grand Budapest Hotel — there's one film that I personally enjoy and yet it's flying below the radar of Bangkok chic (meaning sparse audiences).

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    Singapore Film Festival kicks off

    Life, Published on 14/06/2018

    » The Singapore Film Festival 2018 is screening five award-winning Singaporean films, at SF World Cinema, 7th floor of CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Road, from today until Sunday.

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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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    A film festival devoted to refugee crises

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 06/12/2017

    » The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will host the 7th Refugee Film Festival Bangkok 2017, which runs from tomorrow until Dec 10 at Paragon Cineplex. Admission is free, but advanced registration is required at the UNHCR Facebook page.

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    New Zealand film festival makes Thai debut

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/10/2016

    » To celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Thailand, the first-ever New Zealand Film Festival will be held in Bangkok from Friday until Sunday.

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    EU Film Festival offers a rich mix

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 22/06/2016

    » June has been a very busy month for film festival enthusiasts. We've so far had the LBGT Film Festival, the Bangkok Silent Film Festival (ending today at Scala), the Singapore Film Festival, and the Human Rights Film Festival -- all in the past two weeks. Now, the last cine-fest of the month arrives today at SF CentralWorld: the annual European Union Film Festival 2016 (EUFF).

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    Bolder line-up at Luang Prabang Film Festival

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/10/2015

    » Entering its sixth year, the Luang Prabang Film Festival marches on. This year LPFF, the only film event in the historic town on the bank of the Mekong, will take place from Dec 5-9, with around 40 feature films from across Southeast Asia.

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    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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    La La Land, Moonlight directors invoke 2016

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/09/2018

    » Two years ago it was Damien Chazelle's La La Land vs Barry Jenkins' Moonlight at the Oscars. This year, the race between the same two directors seems to be shaping up again. This week at Toronto International Film Festival, Chazelle returns with his "Moon movie" First Man, and Jenkins with his adaptation of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk. The award season -- for those who still care -- is gearing up full steam now.

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