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    Parasite captures rich-poor gap in 'basic unit of life', says director

    Life, Published on 30/05/2019

    » The South Korean director of <i>Parasite</i>, the darkly comic movie that won the top Palme d'Or prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, described his film on Tuesday as "a candid portrayal of the rich and the poor".

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    Poor me

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 21/01/2016

    » While Crescent Moon Theatre presents the Thai-Korean collaboration Mai Pen Rai Project, Democrazy Theatre Studio is kicking off 2016 with Peerapol Kijreunpiromsuk's directorial debut Plan B.

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    Empower the poor, transform Thailand

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 28/01/2015

    » Marc Saxer has never been shy to voice his opinion. Tonight the resident director of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) — and sometimes-contributor to the Bangkok Post — will launch his book, In The Vertigo Of Change, at the residence of the German ambassador.

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    Roaring success

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 23/09/2019

    » Hear the roar. The Lion King musical has begun its run in Bangkok, and it was nothing short of a wonder-feast for the eyes.

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    Fare isn't fair

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 14/05/2019

    » Bangkok's buses are known to offer a Fast And Furious kind of ride. Years ago, the No.8 was voted worst in the city in the Transport Ministry's Facebook survey, due to the horrible experience. Despite a sudden change in driver and conductor behaviour after the survey was released, many public buses are still notorious for their impolite and inefficient services, as well as poor facilities, among many other things.

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    Bangkok dreams

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/04/2019

    » To any outsider visiting Bangkok for the first time, the first word they might use describe the city would probably be "chaos". From the polarity of old and modern, rich and poor, nature and synthetic, it's a lot for anyone to take in.

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    Shadow selves

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 29/03/2019

    » I wanted so badly to like Us, the second directorial effort by the rising American director Jordan Peele. The movie has so far been receiving quite positive reviews from critics everywhere, largely because Peele's first film, Get Out, was one of the most beloved releases of 2017.

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    A failing grade

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 20/08/2019

    » First it was rotten eggs in phalo soup served to schoolchildren in Prachin Buri province. Then it was criticism over a school lunch case in Nakhon Pathom where people took to social media, complaining both the quality and quantity of a lunch meal served to primary pupils.

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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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