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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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    Singaporean projects win at SEAFIC

    Life, Published on 13/11/2018

    » The concept of script labs and film pitching isn't a familiar one in Thailand. But it's an important step in the increasingly complex and competitive film industry -- here and throughout Southeast Asia.

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    Film lab open house and fair

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 02/11/2018

    » From tomorrow until Nov 6, the Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (Seafic) will host an open house at the Goethe-Institut Thailand and Alliance Française Bangkok. Seafic is the pioneering non-profit filmmakers' lab for Southeast Asian directors and producers, and has gained more momentum as a launch pad for new film projects from upcoming directors in the region.

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    Nazi zombie mash-up

    Brunch, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 11/11/2018

    » Fans of sci-fi wizard J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions should be delighted, as Overlord -- a movie combining World War II action with zombie horror -- hits Thai cinemas this week.

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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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    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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    In the dark places

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/11/2018

    » It rains incessantly in Zhang Yimou's Shadow, a monochromatic palace-intrigue-and-martial-arts high rhapsody set in a perpetual monsoon. Everything is grey, brown, black and white, a solemn palette befitting a solemn story interspersed with a blur of sword-fighting where warriors wield blades and umbrellas as if they were painting calligraphy.

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    Lord of the dance

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/11/2018

    » Egocentric, sometimes arrogant, but above all, bursting with fiery passion and talent, legendary ballet dance Rudolf Nureyev was a larger-than-life character. His remarkable story is now being retold in the lush new period drama The White Crow, which had its Asian premiere at the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival. Directed by Ralph Fiennes, the film was awarded Best Artistic Contribution at the festival.

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