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    Colourful journey into Thailand's soul

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 20/01/2017

    » The train clangs ahead, moving people and dreams, as it has done since 1893. In Railway Sleepers, a minutely observed film shot entirely on-board a Thai train, we see kids on school trips, young men travelling north and south, hawkers selling food and horoscope books, families and lovers, vacationers who turn the sleeping car into a party venue. They're passengers, and they're also humans. They are, as director Sompot Chidgasornpongse says, a collection of faces that make up a portrait of Thailand.

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    Luang Prabang film fest moves forward

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 14/12/2017

    » There was the crowd, the spontaneous chaos, and the outdoor screening that has become a hallmark of the Luang Prabang Film Festival. Its eighth edition ending last night, the film festival in a town without cinemas has grown into an annual highlight every December, with its eyes firmly fixed on Southeast Asian titles and an attempt to expand its role and relevance to regional audience and filmmakers.

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    Madness returns!

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/08/2017

    » Before Dunkirk and Saving Private Ryan, there was The Bridge On The River Kwai.

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    Vanishing Point takes Tiger Award at Dutch film fest

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 03/02/2015

    » The first big prize for a Thai film this year belongs to Jakrawal Nilthamrong. On the weekend, Jakrawal's Vanishing Point won a Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), a Dutch cine-event known for championing young filmmakers with edgy visions.

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    Braving the mainstream

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/09/2015

    » What's so romantic about a public hospital examination room? "It's a small, closed space. The two people in there can't escape each other," says filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit.

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    Remembering cinema's comic heritage

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 27/02/2015

    » A great way to unwind from the Oscar hullabaloo has arrived this week. "Memory! International Film Heritage Festival — Reprise In Thailand" opened last night and will continue until March 6, featuring 11 classic films, from Chaplin to Ozu, Buster Keaton to Jacques Tati, plus a rare Mongolian epic and a Thai comedy classic. For filmgoers who regularly feast on Hollywood's new releases — intensified by the award-season blitz — watching old films on the big screen is an opportunity to find perspectives on cinema history and contemplate the ongoing evolution of the art form.

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    Beyond the cinematic glitz

    B Magazine, Kong Rithdee, Published on 20/05/2018

    » In the past 10 days the seaside city of Cannes has been in the news with noisy fanfare and dazzling colour, led by pictures of bare-shouldered stars sauntering down the red carpet on a daily basis. It happens every year in May, as the world's largest cine-event, the Cannes Film Festival, attracts thousands of journalists, photographers and industry professionals to the Mediterranean resort town made out to become a self-contained universe of glamour. Throughout its 71st edition, which ended yesterday, Cannes once again commanded the attention of the world.

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    Historic film of King Rama VI's funeral available to view

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/10/2017

    » As the royal funeral of King Rama IX nears, a visual record of another royal funeral is now available online and provides a historical insight into a rare state event.

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    Revenge or reconciliation?

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 25/04/2014

    » The wounds of war fester with time. Eric Lomax was serving in the British army in Singapore during World War II when the Japanese invaded and captured him. Along with other Allied soldiers, he was sent by train to the POW camp in Kanchanaburi, where he endured the ordeal of forced labour in the construction of the Death Railway, that memorial of death and barbarism whose name still rings with a funereal aura today.

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    Recording the language of life

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 29/11/2013

    » Mary is happy, Mary is happy _ say it twice, like a mindless mantra, and the prescription for teenage bliss takes on a melancholic undertone.

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