The Bangkok Screening Room cinema provides a new programme of this month with an interesting film line-up ranging from “The Last Year at Marienbad”, the award-winning “Malila”(“The Farewell Flower”), and Thai action classic “Chard Phayong”.
Directed by Ruj Ronnaphob, the film was released in 1979 and has now been restored by Five Star Entertainment.
The film centres on Plew (Sombat Methanee), a professional assassin who returns to Thailand to find out who killed his father. He is forced by Bunpot to kill Slavut, but instead he accidentally helps Slavut get away. While on the run from Bunpot, he meets Jack (Chatupol Bhuapirom), they decide to flee to Rome. Later they come back to help one of his best friends and kill Bunpot and all of his men.
The film is in Thai with English subtitles and showing at Bangkok Screening Room from February 10 to 25.
Also showing is “Star Sand”, which begins in the closing days of World War II and sees Japanese-American girl Hiromi encountering an American deserter Bob and a Japanese soldier Iwabuchi, living together in a cave on a small island in Okinawa. As both vow never to harm another human being again, Hiromi looks after the deserters until another soldier appears and the peace of the cave is shattered. “Star Sand” will run from February 14 to March 4.
“Malila” will start screening on February 17, two days after its official release and be shown daily through March 4.
The classic film from New Wave French director Alain Resnais, “The Last Year at Marienbad” shows from today through February 18. The black-and-white film won the Golden Lion award from Venice International Film Festival in 1962 and features costumes designed by Coco Channel. It’s the tale of a man and a woman (Giorgio Albertazzi and Delphine Seyrig) who may or may not have met a year ago, perhaps at the very same cathedral-like, mirror-filled chateau they now find themselves wandering. Unforgettable in both its confounding details (gilded ceilings, diabolical parlour games, a loaded gun) and haunting scope, Resnais’ investigation into the nature of memory is both disturbing and romantic.
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