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Vol. XIII No.10 - Sunday May 18, 2014 - Saturday May 31, 2014


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Beauty revealed: 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 Europeans.”
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 Rio.
‘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.


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Beauty revealed: Thai Impressionist Sontorn Suwanhem at 137 Pillars House

EU Film Festival returns to Chiang Mai

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