‘Freelance’ sweeps the Swans

Indie director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit and his worker drama clean up at the Subhanahongsa awards It had been widely tipped to do well at Thailand’s version of the Oscars but even the pundits were surprised to see Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s comedy-drama...
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Cinema Scene

“Mirror in the Sky” reflects on Nepal WITH EARTHQUAKE RELIEF in Nepal on the minds of the region’s newshounds, the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand on Monday will host a special movie, “Kathmandu a Mirror in the Sky” (“Katmandu, un...
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Playing to win

P’Chai My Hero moves into place as one of the year’s best Thai movies A much-needed fresh perspective in Thai cinema emerges in the indie drama “P’Chai My Hero”, aka “How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)”. It’s the unique view of...
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The sound of Thailand

Ruraland urban beats coalesce in the quirky documentary “Y/our Music” IT’S HAPPENED BOTH times I’ve seen “Y/our Music” – there’s a magical moment when what’s happening on the screen is so overwhelmingly powerful and joyously...
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Cinema Scene

John Torres given shelter in Bangkok One of the more interesting filmmakers to emerge from the Filipino New Wave, John Torres works are a collage of video, photographs and cinema, mixing searing self-confessionals and personal memories with the tumultuous history his country....
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The return of THE SILENTS

German horror, Buster Keaton and more early Hitchcock are offered in the second Silent Film Festival in Thailand A WELCOME NEW addition to Bangkok’s non-stop cavalcade of annual speciality movie extravaganzas, the Thai Film Archive’s Silent Film Festival in Thailand...
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Out, proud and CINEMATIC

Bangkok gets its first Gay and Lesbian Film Festival ORGANISED BY Attitude magazine, next week’s Bangkok Gay and Lesbian Film Festival brings together 15 LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) films from around the world under their own umbrella. An entertaining and...
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Chiang Mai fest entries fly to Bangkok

Bangkok short-film buffs are in for a treat tomorrow night, especially if they were unable to make it to Chiang Mai for the recent Fly Beyond the Barbwire Fence Festival, put on by Friends Without Borders. Hosted by Filmvirus and the Reading Room, the screening will feature short...
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From Ayodhaya to ZOMBIE

The plague of the undead strikes ancient Siam in “Phi Ha Ayodhaya” WHERE DO ZOMBIES come from? Director MR Chalermchatri “Adam” Yukol offers one possible scenario with “Phi Ha Ayodhaya” (“The Black Death”), which mixes zombie-horror...
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Not a bad trade

Tony Jaa trades blows with Dolph Lundgren in “Skin Trade” In order to have fight scenes, you must first have enemies, and “Skin Trade” gives Phanom “Tony Jaa” Yeerum plenty of those to deal with. Along with roomfuls of anonymous henchmen to mow...
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