4 Cultural Films To Watch This September At RCB
September becomes a month for film buffs once again as the River City Bangkok's film club hosts another month of Saturday screenings. Look forward to films from Argentinian, Bangladeshi, Thai and Filipino directors this upcoming month, with the first film from Argentina screening on Saturday, September 8. Here's the full lineup the September 2018 edition of RCB Film Club:
The Secret In Their Eyes (2009)
Screening: September 8 at 4pm
The original to the 2015 American remake starring a power cast of Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor, this Spanish-language crime drama by Argentinian director Juan Jose Campanella follows an investigator's obsession with an old rape and murder cold case as he sets out to write a fictional novel based on the incident.
This screening is supported by the Embassy of Argentina and will be introduced by the ambassador of Argentina HE Alicia Sonschein.
Under Construction (2015)
Screening: September 15 at 4pm
Under Construction by Rubaiya Hossain tells the story of a Muslim theater actress experiencing dissonance between her passion and what society expects of her. Watch how she overcomes stereotypes in a culture that is particularly relentless about its norms.
This screening is supported by the Embassy of Bangladesh and Eastern Bank Limited, and the ambasssador HE Saida Muna Tasneem.
Mindfulness And Murder (2011)
Screening: September 22 at 4pm
Based on a novel by Bangkok-based author Nick Wilgus, Mindfulness And Murder or its Thai title Sop Mai Ngeap stars Vithaya Pansringarm as a former cop now Buddhist monk who uncovers the dark side of the monastery after a boy is found murdered in a temple. The 2011 film also features Prinya Intachai, better known as hip hop artist DaBoy Way, in the role of a junior monk.
The director of this film, Tom Waller, and Vithaya Pansringarm will attend the screening and host a Q&A afterwards. RCB's neighbouring Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel will be kindly supporting bites and refreshments for this event.
The Bit Player (2013)
Screening: September 29 at 4pm
A bit part in a movie is a role that interacts with the principal actors but with no more than five lines of dialogue. Bit players, therefore, are aspiring actors willing to do just about anything to score a bit role. Jeffrey Jeturian's The Bit Player starring acclaimed actress Vilma Santos gives us a hilarious but also thought-provoking look into the lives of bit players in the Filipino film industry
The Ambassador of Philippines HE Mary Jo A Bernardo-Aragon will introduce the film, and Jeffrey Jeturian will be available for questions after. The screening is supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Philippines in Bangkok.
All screenings take place at the River City Bangkok Forum on the second floor of the RCB. Reservations for each film opens a week before its screening. Book your seats at firstname.lastname@example.org. Screenings are all free admission.