LGBTI Film Festival set to kick off on June 4

With tremendous success in 2021, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok is hosting the LGBTI Film Festival again next month, showcasing more classic LGBTI films as part of exclusive screenings in collaboration with the US embassy, Goethe Institute and Alliance Française Bangkok.

The private screening will showcase six films that have been part of the LGBTI movement, and take place on June 4 at Grand Studio, 6th floor at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok from 9am onwards. All films will feature English subtitles.

Rafiki. photo courtesy of Festival de Cannes

Rafiki (2018)

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu

Showtime: 9-10.30am

"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives", but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Coming Out (1989)

Directed by Heiner Carow

Showtime: 11am to 1pm

A young teacher in East Berlin struggles with acceptance of his homosexuality.

Love Is Strange. photo © IMDB.com

Love Is Strange (2014)

Directed by Ira Sachs

Showtime: 1.30-3pm

After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.

The Shiny Shrimp (2019)

Directed by Maxime Govare and Cédric Le Gallo

Showtime: 3.30-5.15pm

Matthias Le Goff, an Olympic champion, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment is to coach the Shiny Shrimps, an amateur gay water-polo team. They have only one thing in mind, to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia.

Carol. photo courtesy of CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Carol (2015)

Directed by Todd Haynes

Showtime: 6-8.15pm

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

3 (Drei) (2010)

Directed by Tom Tykwer

Showtime: 9-11pm

A Berlin-set drama centred on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man.

Entry to the film festival is free of charge. Limited seats are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Advance reservation is required. One person is limited to one screening session only.

Call 02-056-9999 or email kimptonmaalaibangkok@ihg.com for a reservation.

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