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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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    Strangers in a strange land

    Life, Published on 11/09/2018

    » In a quiet fishing village in the South, an unknown man is found in a forest. He has no identity, neither name nor voice, and a young fisherman takes him in.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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

  • LIFESTYLE

    The world through short films

    Life, Published on 27/08/2014

    » The Film Archive (Public Organisation) and Thai Film Foundation are holding the 18th "Thai Short Film and Video Festival", which will screen more than 100 short films by local talents, as well as selected flicks from around the world, from tomorrow until Sept 7.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Big in Japan

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/11/2018

    » The 31st Tokyo International Film Festival wrapped up last weekend, with French drama Amanda taking home the Tokyo Grand Prix and Best Screenplay awards. Director Mikhaël Hers' third feature, Amanda tells the story of a young man who cares for his orphaned niece following his sister's death in a delicate tale of familial love and how people cope with tragedy.

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