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RIVER CITY BANGKOK FILM CLUB''S JUNE WEEK-END FILM SERIES HAS 8 Outstanding Movies-!

The  RIVER CITY BANGKOK'S FILM CLUB hold its JUNE WEEK-END Film Series, every SATURDAY/ SUNDAY of JUNE, at 4 PM.   8 Award-Winning Films, from excitingly diverse countries ! The Screenings are FREE ! With hosted Receptions,every day-! Here is the Movie-List: SAT 3 JUNE, 4 PM- OPENING FILM 'BLOOD OF MY BLOOD'  Directed by Joao Canijo (Portugal) SUN 4 JUNE, 4 PM- ' VILLA TOUMA' ( Palestin...

Rivetting Spanish Movie on Real-Life Spanish teacher, in Nepal

  Arresting Movie on Real-Life Spanish Teacher in Nepal “ The film romanticized my life, which was much tougher in actuality!”   An arresting movie called "Kathmandu, A mirror in the sky", by noted Spanish Director Iciar Bollain, was made on an amazing real-life Spanish teacher in Nepal, starring talented actress Veronica Echegui, who won many awards for her performance. The film  was screened at  Bangkok recently, in the presence of the real-li...

Interview with Irene Jacob, Iconic French Actress, Acting with Robot, on Asian Tour.

IRENE JACOB   Exclusive interview with legendary French Star, in Bangkok   “ This Asian Tour has been an amazing experience!"   She is one of the ‘greats’ of French cinema, who has acted in films across the globe, with  the legendary Directors of our time.   But her recent Asian tour saw the great actress Irene Jacob not on the screen, but on the stage. It was a riveting play, directed by, not a Western, but a Japane...

Palestine Film that created Huge controversy in Israel, will be Screened at Venice Festival,Today

                                                                                                   Palestinian Director SUHA ARRAF’s controversial Debut Film                       &nb...

Palestine Film that created Huge controversy in Israel, will be Screened at Venice Festival,Today

                                                                                                   Palestinian Director SUHA ARRAF’s controversial Debut Film                       &nb...

'The Last Executioner' will be released in Thai Theatres,today

 ‘ THE LAST EXECUTIONER’   Wins Best Actor Prize at Shanghai International  Film Festival     ‘PETCHAKART’ ,‘THE LAST EXECUTIONER'’  probably the most awaited Thai film of the year, will have its  public release in Thailand ,today , and expectations  are running high ,after its recent  success at the Shanghai International Film Festival ,where the film  won the Best Actor Award for lead-actor &nbs...

'The Last Executioner'- Most Anticipated Thai Film of the Year

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                  A Moving Biopic about a Real-Life Executioner                  Will be Screened at Cannes Market, on 20 MAY                                      It's one of the most talked-about  films in Thailand,this year,starring an actor who created a stir at the Cannes Festival,last ye...

Thailand International Film Destination Festival

THAILAND  INTERNATIONAL FILM DESTINATION FESTIVAL   A Festival that celebrates a Destination   “Films made in Thailand look like high-budget  productions, although they are low-budget ,because  of the superior facilities ."   Inspite of political strife in the country, there has been a range of film festivals in the country. The biggest was the  ‘Thailand International Destination  Film Festival’ ,organized by the Department o...

Thai Short Film to be screened at Soho International Film Festival

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              THAI  SHORT  FILM, TO SCREEN AT SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL               First film of  three Bangkok-based,multi-national  film actors, who start new film company     A Thai Short Film ‘CLUELESS’  has been selected for the Soho International Film Festival in New York, where  it will be screened on Friday 16 May ,followed by the  American feature ...

German Film Festival, in Bangkok

Finally, a Film Festival in Bangkok, after the Political Protests    After  five months of  political protests and chaos in Bangkok,  here's a welcome Film Festival !   The GOETHE INSTITUTE has lined up an exciting array of WEEK-END FILM-SCREENINGS, this month.   All screenings are at  4 PM,  at the  ESPLANADE CINEPLEX,  Ratchadapisek ( MRT- Thailand Cultural Centre)   Th...

The Busan International Film Festival: Asia's Numero Uno Film Festival

THE BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The  Biggest, Best-organised Film Festival in Asia                                The Busan International  Film Festival, held in the lush beach-town of Busan in Korea, and now in its 18th year ,is  easily the biggest and best-organised festival in Asia. With nearly 300 films from 70 countries, including  94 world-premieres, a guest-list of 1000 fro...

‘ Only God Forgives’ - Visual, Aural, Sensory, Carnal Film

                                                                                                                                            &n...

'Lootera'- Second film of Cannes-debut Indian director

‘LOOTERA'  is the second film of  talented, young Indian director Vikramaditya Motwane ,whose debut movie ‘Udaan’ was screened at the prestigious Cannes Festival in 2010. While that film dealt with a volatile father-son relationship, this film deals with a close father-daughter relationship, and is loosely based on the O Henry short story ‘The Last Leaf.’ Motwane's pulled off another well-made film, although the two sections of the movie almost...

Controversial Cannes Competition film 'Only God Forgives' will have New York release, on 17 July

                Interview with the 2 THAI STARS of the Film, which was shot entirely in Bangkok.   Thai Actor Vithaya Pansringarm and Thai Actress Yaya Ying, at the Cannes Festival ,where 'Only God Forgives' was in Competition  Getty Images           ge                                         The Thai act...

Debut Film of Legendary Thai director, Prince Chatree's Son

                                            The New ‘Prince’ of Thai Cinema ‘THE COP ’- A Rivetting Thriller   It's time to welcome the new 'Prince' in Thai Cinema - Adam Yukol, the son of  the legendary Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol, the blue-blooded  maker of numerous Thai  films, including 'Suryothai' ( which was edite...

Italian 'Moviemov' Film Festival in Bangkok

                                         Paolo Sorrentino,to attend Italian 'Moviemov' Film Festival ,in Bangkok                                                           24 July -28 July     &n...

'Paradoxocracy'- Thai indie director Penek Ruttunaruang's controversial, new docu on 'Democracy'

PARADOXOCRACY'-  Docu about the 'paradoxes' of Thailand's democratic movement.                                             It’s the first time I've seen a near-full house in Bangkok,and that too for an indie film!  But when the film is controversial, censored, almost banned, and running only for a limited spell, it holds a lot of promis...

'Paradoxocracy'- Thai indie director Penek Ruttunaruang's controversial, new docu on 'Democracy'

                                        '  PARADOXOCRACY'-  Docu about the 'paradoxes' of Thailand's democratic movement.                                                                      ...

The Thai Actor who's expected to create waves,at Cannes

  Vithaya Pansringarm ,in 'Onl;y God Forgives' (above)     Watch out for Vithaya Pansringarm, the' Angel of Vengeance'  in the Cannes Competition- film 'Only God Forgives'   Watch out for a quiet,intense Thai actor who plays the 'Angel of Vengeance' , the all-important adversary of Ryan Gosling in the Cannes Festival's Competion film 'Only God Forgives', directed by noted Danish director Nicolas Refn. Refn won the Best ...

Cannes Festival's Opening Film 'The Great Gatsby' has great 'Indian' actor in cameo-role

 The great Amitabh Bachchan plays a Jewish mobster, in Cannes Festival's Opening Film ' The Great Gatsby' !   Tomorrow, is the Opening Night of The Cannes Festival, and all eyes will be on Baz Luhrmann's spectacular,3D version of 'The Great Gatsby' , the Opening film, based on the famed novel by Scott Fitzgerald. The film has already been released in the US and UK, and clicked well at the box-office,even if the reviews have been mixed. For Indian audiences ...

Cannes Festival- INDIA is Country in Focus

Bombay Talkies'- An Ode to Indian Cinema    Cannes Festival, 2013   - Country Focus :  INDIA INDIA is the Country in focus,at this year's Cannes Festival ! Why ? Because the country which boasts of the largest film indutry in the world, celebrates its 100 Anniversary,this year! A special film 'BOMBAY TALKIES" ,specially created for the festival, will have a gala screening. It's made up of four arresting short films by four of the most talented co...

Yet another Film on Thailand's best-known ghost tale

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                                                         " Pee Mak Phra Khanong "                      &...

A Film Festival to Promote a Destination

                                         THAILAND INTERNATIONAL ‘FILM DESTINATION’  FESTIVAL (3-10 April )                               ...

100 Grand Volumes, to Celebrate 100 Years of Indian Cinema

                                                   A Monumental Tribute to Indian Cinema           There have been many events in India, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of  the country’s film industry,  and...

'The Attacks of 26/11'- The Resurrection of the Mumbai Terrorist Killings

Film by Noted Director Ram Gopal Varma A Chronicle of the Mumbai  Killings - Nothing more, nothing less                                               After  the Obama-killing and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’,  the American hostage-crisis and ‘Argo’...
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