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“Blissfully Thai” opens May 13 at Asia Society

14 May 2011

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“Blissfully Thai” opens May 13 at Asia Society

Asia Society and Cineaste will present “Blissfully Thai”, a major film series on current film renaissance in Thailand, on May 13-June 17.

Thai directors have proven to be some of the world’s most original auteurs since the late 1990’s. Figures such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, and Wisit Sasanatieng have been gaining acclaim around the world, most recently with Apichatpong’s surrealist film, “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”, winning the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

“Blissfully Thai” will include works made since 2000 by six filmmakers born in the “˜60s and “˜70s that have each established their cinematic visions in different ways (see “About the Filmmakers” below).

There will also be a discussion between La Frances Hui, curator of the series and Senior Program Officer of Cultural Programs at Asia Society, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Pen-ek Ratanaruang on the burgeoning Thai film industry on May 14, with a reception to follow.

 

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