Reflections on society, life, love and music from across the region. 

A collaboration between The Ministry of Culture and The National Federation of Motion Pictures and Contents Associations, the fourth Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival is set to take place between Jul 4-8.

Exploring topics of society, life, love and music, 13 films from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, the Philippines, Japan and Myanmar will be screened at SF Cinema in Central World.

This will include screenings of ASEAN classics such as Thailand's musical-romance-drama, Dark Heaven, which follows the life of a poor orphan; Singapore's Mee Pok Man—a love story between a noodle vendor and a prostitute; and the Philippines' musical romantic-comedy, Kakabakaba Ka Ba?, which reflects on the control of outside influences on the economy and society.

Ten of the 13 movies selected will vie for recognition in the Best Asean Film Award competition, squaring off for up to B330,000 in prize money.

The ASEAN Film Festival will kick off with Eullenia, a film by English director, Paul Spurrier—known for his 2016 drama-slash-fantasy movie The Forest—featuring Thai actor, Vithaya Pansringarm, who is famous for his role in Only God Forgives.

Film lovers can check the schedule and book in advance through Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival, with free admission for all films. 

7/F, SF Cinema, CentralWorld, 4, 4/1-4/2, 4/4, Ratchadamri Rd., 02-268-8888

Watch the trailer for Spurrier's new movie here: