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    A night of surprises, some splendid

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 28/05/2019

    » The odds weren't in Asia's favour, since there were only two films from the continent in competition. But South Korea did it, just like Japan had last year. Bong Joon-ho's Parasite won the Palme d'Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, making it the second year in a row that an Asian film has won world cinema's most coveted prize, after last year's victory of Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters.

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    Rhapsody in black and white

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/12/2018

    » This is plain simple: Roma must be seen on the big screen.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Two grainy fists for resurrection

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/10/2018

    » Shot mostly in Thai prison, with a fair number of ex-cons as extras, A Prayer Before Dawn dives headfirst into the unfiltered squalor of prison life -- not the sociological or political dimension of state incarceration, but the physical, uncooked-meat kind of life in jail, particularly the Thai jail.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Hot from Toronto

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 21/09/2018

    » Some highlights and award hopefuls from the film festival that will likely occupy the spotlight in the coming months

  • NEWS

    All that glitters

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 17/08/2018

    » The director as a priest, the camera a confessional box, and the idols worthy of worship become teary girls choked by emotion.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Boundaries blurred

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 16/09/2015

    » The Toronto International Film Festival, which runs until Sunday, is known as a showcase for big hitters -- movies with stars, budget and particularly Oscar ambition. The 40th edition of the festival screens over 350 titles, and those that dominate the headlines -- The Danish Girl, The Martian, Black Mass, Beasts Of No Nation, Spotlight, Every Brand Is Crisis, etc -- are those that you'll likely to read and hear a lot about as the award season kicks into high gear. 

  • LIFESTYLE

    Human traffic

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 03/11/2017

    » Edmund Yeo started writing the film Aqerat before the word "Rohingya" would make world news headlines -- entirely for a distressing reason. Now the Malaysian film, which had its premiere in the main competition of the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival this week, has proved prescient as over 500,000 of Myanmar's Rohingya minority have fled violence for Bangladesh in one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in years.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Shooting star

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/12/2017

    » In Europe, the angle at which sunlight hits Earth is lower than in Thailand, says Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. In Europe, he explains, the air also has less humidity, meaning the suffusion of colour in the light is more intense.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Into the Khmer Rouge abyss

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 22/09/2017

    » It's the kind of project that courts doubt and even disdain from the very logline. Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood A-lister lately known for marital drama, is directing a film in Cambodia about the atrocity of the Khmer Rouge years, based on the memoir of a woman who, as a girl, lived through it all.

  • LIFESTYLE

    For the days that remain

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 17/11/2017

    » Challenging taboos, one of Thailand's most popular directors returns with a film that looks death in the eye

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