Cinephiles to get a week-long French treat

(Photo courtesy of Embassy of France)

The French Embassy, in partnership with HAL Distribution, presents "Celine Sciamma Retrospective (2007-2022)", which will bring five selected movies of the French screenwriter and film director to theatres in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, from Sunday to Jan 16.

A total of 14 screenings will take place at five venues including House Samyan, Doc Club & Pub, Paragon Cineplex at Siam Paragon, and SFW Cinema at CentralWorld in Bangkok; as well as SFX Cinema at Maya Chiang Mai. The showtime is at 7.30pm on weekdays and 3.30pm on weekends.

The programme will open with a screening of Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (2019) at House Samyan on Sunday at 3.30pm, followed by a special talk on "LGBTI Representation In Cinema" with Thai filmmakers.

The drama will also be simultaneously screened at SFX Cinema at Maya Chiang Mai on the same day before it will repeat at Doc Club & Pub on Jan 13 and again Jan 15. The other four movies include:

-  Girlhood (2015), a drama about a girl looking for a new life, at Doc Club & Pub and SFX Cinema at Maya Chiang Mai on Jan 10, and House Samyan on Jan 14.

-  Tomboy (2011), a drama about a closet transgender boy and his newfound friends, at Paragon Cineplex at Siam Paragon and SFX Cinema at Maya Chiang Mai on Jan 11, and SFW Cinema at CentralWorld on Jan 15.

-  My Life As A Zucchini (2016), an animation about a young boy who learns the meaning of trust and true love at a foster home, at Paragon Cineplex at Siam Paragon on Jan 11.

-  Water Lilies (2007), a romance about a love triangle between three adolescent girls, at SFW Cinema at CentralWorld and SFX Cinema at Maya Chiang Mai on Jan 12, and Paragon Cineplex at Siam Paragon on Jan 16.

All films have English and Thai subtitles. The week-long programme is part of the "French Cinema Season", which presents over 70 French films at theatres and online until the end of February.

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