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Thirty Films Lined Up To Celebrate Asean Cultural Year in Bangkok

5 July 2019

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Thirty Films Lined Up To Celebrate Asean Cultural Year in Bangkok

Thirty films from Southeast Asia as well as China, South Korea and Japan are all set to celebrate Asean Cultural Year at the 5th Bangkok Asean Film Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday at Paragon Cineplex and SF World Cinema.

The festival, which continues through July 8, opens with Indonesian drama Memories of My Body by veteran director Garin Nugroho, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nugrohoo’s movies combine Javanese tradition and aesthetics with socio-political messages and sometimes poetic language and offer a fascinating overview of the visible and invisible transformation of Indonesia in the past three decades.

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Photo credit: The Phnom Penh Post

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