Contemporary World Film Series | Bangkok Post: Lifestyle

FIND DINE & CHILL OUT PLACES

Add a new listing

Contemporary World Film Series

Period:29 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017

Address:999/9, Rama I Rd., Pathum Wan, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Tel:+66yuttinai@tkpark.or.th

Service day:Saturday, Service hours: 16:00-19:00

Click here to help us improve information on this page
twitter

0

Official description

TK Park will continue the Contemporary World Film Series with the screening of Foreign Body (Obce Cialo), a Polish drama, on April 29 at 4pm.

Directed by globally renowned Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi, this is a Polish, Italian, Russian production and is set in three countries. It has a strong Catholic background, together with political, moral and feministic overtones. In fact, its feminist tone caused controversy among many women’s groups.

The film centres around the gentle Italian Angelo and his Polish girlfriend Kasia, who meet in Italy. They are both believers of the Catholic faith, and she wants to join a convent in Poland. He lets her go, but hopes she will change her mind, and follows her to Poland, where he takes up a job in a corporate company, near her convent.

Rating

Editorial Reviews

TK Park to screen Polish drama Foreign Body

TK Park will continue the Contemporary World Film Series with the screening of Foreign Body (Obce Cialo), a Polish drama, on April 29 at 4pm.

Directed by globally renowned Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi, this is a Polish, Italian, Russian production and is set in three countries. It has a strong Catholic background, together with political, moral and feministic overtones. In fact, its feminist tone caused controversy among many women’s groups.

The film centres around the gentle Italian Angelo and his Polish girlfriend Kasia, who meet in Italy. They are both believers of the Catholic faith, and she wants to join a convent in Poland. He lets her go, but hopes she will change her mind, and follows her to Poland, where he takes up a job in a corporate company, near her convent.

That’s when he meets the beautiful, complex, ruthless Kris Nilska, his boss, who wants to seduce him. When she does not succeed, she and her assistant Mira play many diabolical games, especially when they go to Russia, for a contract job.

All the characters in the film, according to the director, were based on real people, including the female protagonist’s unrepentant mother, a former Communist dictator, and the beggar who Angelo helps, a man without faith in any political or religious system.

The characters are strong, unforgettable individuals and the movie created waves at many film festivals around the world, sparking debates everywhere. The haunting background scores were created by world-famous composer Wojciech Kilar, who unfortunately died before the film was completed.

Foreign Body asks many questions, about religion, society, politics, morality. The last scene asks the all-important question: “I have absolute freedom — but what shall I do with it?”.

The screening is supported by the Embassy of Poland and will be the closing event of the Polish Arts and Culture Week in Bangkok. The film comes with English subtitles and is suitable for those aged 18 and more.

TK Park is on the eighth floor, Zone D of CentralWorld Plaza, Ratchadamri Road. Entry fee is 20 baht (free for members).

For reservations, visit goo.gl/m4m336 or email yuttinai@tkpark.or.th.

Location

999/9, Rama I Rd., Pathum Wan, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Keep/share this link in

twitter

0

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments

    Over 100,000 stock images of Bangkok Post editorial photography available now in high resolution images.