ARTS & LEISURE

Thai films at Peasant’s Museum

The Royal Thai Embassy in Bucharest, in cooperation with the National Museum of Romanian Peasant, will organize the Thai Film Festival between October 28 and 31. The event is meant to promote Thailand’s cultural diversity through various movie productions, covering aspects of Thai society from over 100 years ago until present days and would provide the audience the opportunity to learn about Thai modern history, culture, values and beliefs. The screenings are hosted by Peasant’s Museum’s cinema hall, entrance is free of charge.


PROGRAMME AND SYNOPSIS


Thu, October 28, 6 pm- Overture

The movie traces the life Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during 1880s – 1950s. The backdrop to Sorn’s life tale is the story of Thailand’s classical music from its golden age during the reign of King Rama V (1868-1910) to its decline in the 1930s.


Fri, October 29, 5 pm – Best of Times

Some people spend most of their lives trying to forget their first love, but some spend a lifetime reminiscing about their last love. Since men are not goldfish, they don’t easily forget their past loves, it’s just that sometimes it hurts too much to want to remember. Nevertheless, everlasting love is always worth fighting for.
Fri, October 29, 7 pm – Mekhong Fullmoon Party

Khan, a Nong Khai native now attending university in Bangkok comes home for the annual Naga fireballs festival, just as a debate is raging over the cause of the fireballs. A local physician, Dr. Nortai, believes there is a scientific explanation for the phenomenon.
Sat, October 30, 7 pm- The Elephant Keeper

Chai, a forestry official, tells a campfire tale about his first days on the job and why he believes the forest is protected by an elephant’s spirit. It’s a story about his hot-headed first boss, Kamron, who wages a battle against illegal logging conducted by powerful business interests and the corrupt police.

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