The last screening from the Thai directors’ personal selection series comes from Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The Palme d’Or-winning director of Uncle Boonmee has chosen the 2012 Chilean drama No, which follows the historic 1988 vote by Chilean citizens for the dictator Augusto Pinochet. The film will be followed by a discussion with the director.
Thai and English subtitles. Free entry. BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd., 02-260-2606-8. BTS National Stadium.
To celebrate the life of Japanese actress Setsuko Hara, one of the icons of Japanese cinema’s golden age in 1963 who passed away this year, the Japan Foundation hosts a special screening of three of her movies, No Regret for Our Youth, Late Spring and Repast.
English subtitles. Free entry. The Reading Room, Silom Soi 19, 02-635-3674.
A series of six film screenings and three forum discussions exploring the importance of environmental issues, including the films Whale Rider, My Neighbor Totoro, Wall-E, Avatar, The Impossible and Godzilla. There will also be special discussion forums on these topics on each day of the event.
The annual celebration of Japanese cinema returns this year with screenings in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Surattani and Khon Kaen. The Bangkok selections include films such as Sion Sono’s Love & Peace, Ryosuke Hasiguchi’s Three Stories of Love and Saiji Yakumo’s My Pretend Girlfriend.
B120. SF World Cinema, CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Rd., 02-635-1111. BTS Chit Lom.
A weekend filled with screenings of short animation films, music videos, and movies by the students of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology plus live music performances, food stalls and a fashion show from film make-up students.
Free entry. King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, Chalongkrung Rd., 02-329-8000.
The laid-back social cinema event that's been held in over 300 cities worldwide is back in Bangkok for its second installment, promising a night dedicated to international short films, live music and art, all under a special Valentine's Day theme.
English subtitles. B250-350. Secret location in Phrom Phong area.
A special night of romantic movies including Steve Carrell and Tiny Fey’s 2010 rom-com Date Night and the 2011 rom-com from Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Steve Carrel, Crazy, Stupid Love. The screenings are accompanied by a special Valentine’s dinner by Chef Yung.
The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women hosts a special screening of two films about migration, sex work and human trafficking, followed by a discussion with Danish social anthropologist and filmmaker Sine Plambech.
Free entry. Jam, 41 Charoen Rat Soi 1, Sathorn Rd., 083-5451-833. BTS Surasak.
It’s all about Hong Kong vintage movies at this festival, promising some of films featuring big-names Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau, Ng Man-tat, Stephen Chow and more. Aside from the screenings, prepare for a full Chinese banquet and a karoake-filled after party.
B500. Jam, 41 Charoen Rat Soi 1, Sathorn Rd. BTS Surasak
A special outdoor screening from the Thai Film Archive and Goethe Institute Thailand of Wim Wenders' renowned 1987 romantic film. Following two guardian angels who watch over the city of Berlin, one of whom wishes to become a human after he suddenly falls in love with an artist.
Free entry. Lumphini Park, Rama 4 Rd. BTS Sala Daeng, MRT Silom/Lumphini.