Pride fills the silver screen

Farewell My Concubine. Photos courtesy of Bangkok Screening Room

To mark Pride month, Bangkok Screening Room in collaboration with Documentary Club is holding the "Pride Film Weekend 2020" featuring a screening of four movies on June 27-28.

Presented under the theme "Love Is Love", the programme brings a Chinese romance that won Best Film at Cannes in 1993, a French romance and two queer films from Thailand. The line-up includes:

  • Summertime (2015), directed by Catherine Corsini, which follows the story of two young women falling in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France;
  • It Gets Better (2012), directed by Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, featuring three touching and engaging stories that bring to the surface the desires and needs of people -- being they physical or emotional;
  • The Blue Hour (2015), directed by Anucha Boonyawatana, a dark atmospheric tale of love and distress, which was selected to screen at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival;
  • Farewell My Concubine (1993), directed by Chen Kaige, an adaptation of a Chinese novel of the same title, which tells the story of two Beijing opera actors and lifelong friends and the woman who comes between them.

All movies are in original soundtracks with English or Thai subtitles. Tickets cost 200 baht (160 baht for members and 170 baht for students). Seats are limited.

Bangkok Screening Room is on the second floor of Woofpack Building, Sala Daeng 1, Silom Road.

The Blue Hour. Bangkok Screening Room