Film Archive (Public Organisation) and British Council Thailand are organising the first "Silent Film Festival in Thailand" from Thursday until Aug 13. Seven world-class silent films from the UK, Germany, France, China and Japan will be screened, including three by Alfred Hitchcock — The Pleasure Garden, The Ring and The Lodger. Six of the films will be screened at Lido 2 Theatre on Rama I Road, and will be accompanied by live piano performances by Maud Nelissen from the Netherlands and Mie Yanashita from Japan. The line-up includes The Pleasure Garden (UK, 1926) on Thursday at 8pm and Sunday at noon; The Ring (UK, 1927) on Thursday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm; The Water Magician on Saturday at noon and Tuesday at 8pm; Prix De Beaute (France, 1930) on Saturday at 4pm and Monday at 8pm; Little Toys (China, 1933) on Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 8pm; Nerven (Germany, 1919) on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6pm. The festival will close off with The Lodger (UK, 1926) at Scala Theatre on Phaya Thai Road on Aug 13 at 8pm. It will be accompanied by a piano piece performed by world-renowned Thai musician and conductor Trisdee na Patalung. All films are in their original languages with Thai and English subtitles. Tickets cost 100 baht at Lido Theatre and 500 baht at Scala Theatre. Visit www.fapot.org or www.facebook.com/silentfilmthailand.
Lido Theatre Soi 2, Rama I Rd., Pathum Wan, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
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