Thai film fest from Aug 3


Kathmanduites can now look forward to another film festival — the Thai film festival from August 3-6.

Organised by the Thai embassy, the festival will be held at the Russian Cultural Centre, Kamalpokhari and four contemporary Thai movies will be screened. All the films have English subtitles.

The films that are being screened are of four different genres to cater the varied choices of the viewers.

Admission is free and on a first-come first-served basis. The films will be screened at 5:30 pm each day. — HNS


August 3: The Overture

(Drama): Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn

Silapabanleng), the most reverred traditional Thai music master, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the Ranad Ek (Thai xylophone) mallets as a small child and played

all his life.

August 4: Ong-Bak (Action): Boonting (Tony Jaa) has to track down the thieves who have stolen sacred Buddha statuette called Ong-Bak from his village. Along the way, Boonting must use his astounding athleticism and traditional Muay Thai skills to combat his adversaries.

August 5: Nang Nak (Horror): A ghost story based on a Thai legend about Nak who dies together with her stillborn child but still lives together with her husband without his being aware that she is a ghost.

August 6: Monrak Transistor (Romance): Pan, a suburban young man with a great love for music, meets and falls in love with Sadao. On their wedding day, Pan gives Sadao a transistor radio that the new family loves, and it also gives Pan many a daydream

of becoming a famous singer himself.