Out of respect for the passing of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the following events have been postponed:
The 14th edition of the World Film Festival of Bangkok, which was supposed to run from the 4th to the 13th of November 2016, was postponed to January 20th-29th, 2017. www.worldfilmbkk.com.
The Bangkok Underground Film Festival will be postponed until early next year (dates to be announced). www.bangkokundergroundcinema.com
TK Park‘s Contemporary World Film Series has temporarily been suspended. www.tkpark.or.th
Screenings that will take place as previously announced:
The German film series at the Thai Film Archive (Salaya) continues on November 13th with a free 1pm screening of A Godsend (2014), directed by Oliver Haffner. The film follows the trials of an unemployed actress who takes on the job of teaching drama classes to eight long-term unemployed people.
On November 19th, the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (BACC) presents another screening in their Cinema Diverse series. This month features the powerful documentary The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu, which has been constructed solely using archival footage. The event gets underway at 4pm in the 5th floor auditorium, and will be followed by a post-screening talk with Andrei Ujica and Anocha Suwichakornpong. Tickets are B60 each. en.bacc.or.th
The newly opened Bangkok Screening Room (Saladaeng Soi 1) is presenting some films of note this November. Look out for: Embrace of the Serpent (2015), winner of Art Film Award at Cannes 2015, starting on November 23rd; and the classic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) on November 3rd and onward . Visit www.bkksr.com for updates.
Finally, keep an eye out for Kabali, a 2016 Indian-Tamil gangster-drama film written and directed by Pa. Ranjith and starring Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth. The film, which is already breaking box-office records in India, is due to hit screens in Bangkok on November 11th.