Finnish cultural events in Bangkok

A few fun Finnish cultural events will soon be held in Bangkok including Finnish jazz band Boston Promenade at Brown Sugar, Finnish director’s film at the World Film Festival and contemporary lithography at Bangkok Art and Culture Center.

Film Festival in Bangkok
Directed by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, the most award winning film in 2011 “Le Havre” will be screened at the World Film Festivals in Bangkok on 16 – 25 November 2012 at Esplanade Cineplex. The film received the Fipresci award from the film critics in Cannes last year. It tells the story of a shoeshiner who tries to save an immigrant child in the French port city Le Havre. Film will be screened in original language, French, subtitles are in English.

Live music
Boston Promenade big band will stage their show at Brown Sugar jazz club on 24-25 November 2012.  Their rhythm section, 13 horns and 5 vocalists will make you dance! Boston Promenade’s repertoire is very broad and flexible. Besides jazz tunes, they play hits from the 70s and also pop and rock music of today. Violonist Linda Hedlund will conduct a master course in Bangkok in December. Others have possibility to enjoy her skills in a concert. More details of that will follow on later stage.

Contemporary lithography
Cultural season ends with an exhibition of contemporary Finnish lithography at Bangkok Art and Culture Centerissä (BACC) in January 2013. Helsinki Litho center and the printing method used combine these eight artists. Works of Ms Maija Albrecht, Mr Kalle Berg, Mr Matti Hintikka, Ms Valpuri Kylmänen, Mr Kuutti Lavonen, Mr Tapani Mikkonen, Ms Kaisu Sirviö and Mr Miikka Vaskola will be seen in Asia only in Manila and Bangkok.

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