Passion Of Joan Of Arc to open French film festival in Chiang Mai

Good news for movie lovers in Chiang Mai! The first edition of the "Dude French Film Week" will take place at five different venues across the city from tomorrow to Feb 28.

Dude French Film Week photo courtesy of facebook.com/Dudemovie

The festival will bring nine French classics and one animation to screen at Tha Phae Gate, Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center, W8 x Viangpha Cafe, TCDC Chiang Mai and Inchala.

The festival will open with The Passion Of Joan Of Arc (1928), a biography based on the story of Jeanne d'Arc who was placed on trial on charges of heresy in 1431. Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, it will be screened at Tha Phae Gate tomorrow at 7pm and repeated at Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center on Feb 26-27 at 1pm.

The festival will conclude with The Wages Of Fear (1953) at Tha Phae Gate on Feb 28 at 7pm. Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, the thriller is about four misfits joining together to undertake a risky adventure.

The other eight movies on the programme include Cléo From 5 To 7 (1962) directed by Agnès Varda, The Silence Of The Sea (1949) by Jean-Pierre Melville, Léon Morin, Priest (1961) by Jean-Pierre Melville, Mr Klein (1976) by Joseph Losey, Pickpocket (1959) by Robert Bresson, L'Argent (1983) by Robert Bresson, The Girl Without Hands (2016) by Sébastien Laudenbach, and May Fools (1990) by Louis Malle.

All films have English and Thai subtitles. Tickets cost 150 baht per screening (free entry for screening at Tha Phae Gate and Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center).

This event is part of the French Cinema Season by the Embassy of France.

For tickets, visit linktr.ee/dude.movie. For updates, visit facebook.com/Dudemovie.

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