The annual European Union Film Festival kicks off a month of European cinema treats in Thailand beginning on June 22 and ending July 24. The festival plays in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen in different periods and 4 Scandinavian movies have found their way to the programme.
This is the 4 movies (the full programme appears in the bottom):
Bikes vs Cars (2015, Documentary)
Bikes vs Cars is a Swedish documentary directed by Fredrik Gertten about the bike and what an amazing tool for change it can be. It highlights a conflict in city planning between bikes, cars and a growing reliance on fossil fuels.
Bikes vs Cars can be watched in Bangkok, Tuesday June 28 at SF World Cinema in Central World, Chiang Mai, Sunday July 17 at SFX Cinema in MAYA Lifestyle Shopping Centre and in Khon Kaen, Sunday July 24 at SF Cinema in Central Plaza.
The Fencer (2015, Drama)
Finnish drama directed by Klaus Härö. Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.
You can watch the Fencer in Bangkok, Thursday June 23 at SF World Cinema in Central World, Chiang Mai, Monday July 11 at SFX Cinema in MAYA Lifestyle Shopping Centre and in Khon Kaen, Thursday July 21 at SF Cinema in Central Plaza.
Silent Heart (2014, Drama)
Danish drama directed by Oscar-awarded director Bille August. Three generations of a family coming together over a weekend. A sick mother’s wish to die before her disease worsens gets harder to handle as old conflicts come to the surface.
Silent Heart is on the programme in Bangkok, Wednesday June 29 at SF World Cinema in Central World and in Chiang Mai, Sunday July 17 at SFX Cinema in MAYA Lifestyle Shopping Centre.
The Sunfish (2014, Romantic-Drama)
Danish drama directed by Søren Balle. Kesse is a third generation fisherman living in the small and windblown town of Hirtshals, in Northern Jutland. Kesse is struggling to survive, desperately holding on to the only way of life he knows. Due to increasing financial pressure, Kesse is forced to find more notorious and alternative ways of making ends meet. This in turn, leads him to meet his polar opposite, the female marine biologist Gerd.
The Sunfish is shown in Bangkok, Monday June 27 at SF World Cinema in Central World and in Chiang Mai, Sunday July 10 at SFX Cinema in MAYA Lifestyle Shopping Centre.