Thai Impressionist Sontorn Suwanhem
at 137 Pillars House
137 Pillars House latest art
exhibition features Impressionist oil paintings by Ajarn Sontorn Suwanhem.
“This series of exhibitions featuring local artists in our Palette
restaurant and in 137 Pillars House create an interesting art space for our
guests and visitors, while promoting promising Thai artists,” said Manfred
Ilg, General Manager. Ajarn Soontorn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts
(Sculpture) from Chiang Mai University and a Master’s of Fine Arts
(Sculpture) from Silpakorn University in Bangkok and has been exhibiting his
artwork since 1989 throughout Thailand. His current exhibition is a
collection of florals named “Beauty Revealed” and can be viewed at 137
Pillars House from now through to 30 June, from 9.00am – 10.00pm daily.
EU Film Festival returns
to Chiang Mai
The European Union Film Festival is
returning the best of European cinema to Chiang Mai at the SFX Cinema at the
Maya Shopping Lifestyle Center from June 13 – 22, 2014. The Festival will
also show in Bangkok from May 23 – June 5 at SF Cinema Central World and SF
Cinema City in Khon Kaen’s Central Plaza from June 27 – 29. Admission to all
screenings is free of charge.
All films are screened in their original languages with English subtitles,
while six will also have Thai language subtitling.
Ambassador Jesús-Miguel Sanz, Head of the Delegation of the European Union
to Thailand, said “This year the festival offers Thai audience twenty
excellent European films from various genres including comedy, thriller,
action, drama and even documentary. These films provide a unique opportunity
for Thai audiences to experience a different kind of film making, and to
increase their understanding about the culture, history and daily life of
Some of the films Chiang Mai residents can look forward to are Oscar winner
‘The Great Beauty,’ from Italy, the film is an evocation of a prosperous
level of Roman society as seen through the eyes of a jaded writer. ‘Come as
You are,’ a comedy from Belgium about three handicapped men who embark on a
wine tour in Spain, hoping to find the women of their lives.
‘Chinese Puzzle’, ‘Russian Dolls’ and ‘The Spanish Apartment’, a French
trilogy set in cities around the world, will be screened consecutively for
the first time in Thailand. These romantic comedies tell the stories of a
group of university friends as they are followed for over 15 years. ‘A Royal
Affair,’ a drama from Denmark about the forbidden romance in the 18th
century Danish Court and ‘José and Pilar,’ a deeply moving documentary from
Portugal about the life of one of the 20th century’s greatest novelist, José
Saramago, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, and his wife Pilar del
‘The Gang of Oss,’ a historical crime drama about a conflict between the
southern and northern Netherlands in the 1930s and ‘The Angels’ Share,’
winner of Jury Prize at 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The bitter sweet comedy
from the UK’s Ken Loach follows a young father who narrowly avoids a prison
sentence and is determined to turn over a new leaf.
Free tickets will be available from 30 minutes before screening at the
European Union Film Festival 2014 booth in front of cinema.. For more
information and the trailers, please visit www.facebook.com/EUinThailand.