As with every month, the Friese-Greene Club (Sukhumvit 22) have a schedule of fantastic films for members, ranging from Hollywood classics to cult and even controversial film screenings. Now accepting new members, annual membership comes in at a steal, priced at only B400 a year.
After the great success of the Nordic Film Festival 2017, the four Nordic Embassies in Bangkok have decided to arrange the Nordic Film Festival 2018 from 28-30 September at Quartier CineArt at the EmQuartier Mall. The festival is intended to mark how the Nordic countries are all unique but at the same time stand strongly together. Furthermore, the festival will serve as a chance to enhance the knowledge of the Nordic culture in Thailand and to celebrate the success of the Nordic films. The full schedule is due to be released soon.
The River City Bangkok Film Club (RCB) is proud to present in September, four dynamic films by four directors who have won awards and created waves at festivals around the world. The diverse films include three award-winning movies from Asia and a brilliant Oscar-winning movie from Argentina.
The opening film, The Secret in Their Eyes, won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2010 and was also the second-highest grossing Argentinian film in history. In a 2016 poll of international critics for the BBC, it was voted ‘One of the 100 greatest motion pictures since 2000.’ The film is a riveting crime thriller, legal drama and love story, all rolled into one, and centres around a rape-and murder case which is re- visited 25 years after it was committed. The Ambassador of Argentina, HE Ms Alicia Sonschein, will introduce the film with the event supported by the Embassy of Argentina, who will serve drinks and snacks after the screening.
The second film to be screened by RCB is Under Construction, a film from Bangladesh which won prestigious awards and accolades at numerous festivals around the world. It was also the Opening Film of the Dhaka International Film Festival and tells the story of female character who attempt to breakout of traditional stereotypes. The character of Roya if the film’s main protagonist, and the audience follow her story as a middle-class housewife and her professional life as a stage actress. The Ambassador of Bangladesh, Ms H.E. Saida Muna Tasneem, will introduce the film with the event supported by the Embassy of Bangladesh, who will serve drinks and snacks after the screening, courtesy of Eastern Bank Limited.
The third and fourth films scheduled for screenings by RCB, are Mindfulness and Murder and The Bit Player. The first is a local film in Thai and with English subtitles, that’s based on the Father Ananda Mystery novels by noted Bangkok-based American author Nick Wilgu. The movie is a mixture of crime thriller and religious drama, directed by well-known Thai-Irish film-maker Tom Waller and starring the actor Vithaya Pansringarm in the lead role. The fourth film from the Philippines is also foreign language with English subtitles, and is directed by the Filipino film-maker Jeffrey Jeturian, and starring Vilma Santos. The movie is a film-within-a film, and centres around a day in the life of numerous ‘bit players’ during the shooting of a melodramatic TV serial. The Ambassador of the Philippines, HE Ms Mary Jo A. Bernardo-Aragon, will introduce the film with the event supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Philippines in Bangkok, which will serve drinks and snacks after the screening.
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