“Fra Thailand til Thy” to be screened in Bangkok

Heartbound, the critically-acclaimed 2018 Danish documentary “Fra Thailand til Thy” will be screened in Bangkok for the first time on Sunday 16 Dec 2018 at 14.00 at e Bangkok Screening Room.The screening will be followed by a Question & Answer session with Director Sine Plambech who produced the documentary together with Janus Metz.

Heartbound tells the story of how in the small northern region of Jutland, Denmark, over 900 Thai women are married to Danish men, a trend that started 25 years ago when a former sex worker from Northeastern Thailand married a Jutland native. She has since helped many lonely local men and impoverished women from her village find someone to marry and share life with.

Acclaimed filmmakers Janus Metz and Sine Plambech follow four of these Thai-Danish couples over ten years in an intimate chronicle that explores universal questions of love and romance, dreams and everyday hardship, life and death, and the very nature of family.

The documentary, will be in Danish and Thai languages with English and Thai Subtitles. Duration: 94 Minutes

Location: Bangkok Screening Room is located on 2nd floor of the Woof Pack building (where 7-11 is) on the corner of Sala Daeng Soi 1 and Rama IV, Silom, Bangkok. We are located opposite the U Chu Liang building. The best way to get here is by public transport.

The screening is part of the Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF 2018) held in celebration of International Migrants Day on 18 December. This year is the 3rd of its kinds organized by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with the generous support of Save The Children (Gold Partner), the Embassy of Canada (Film Sponsor) and IOM X (Film Sponsor) and the Bangkok Screening Room (Official Venue), the Thailand edition of GMFF 2018 will run for three days from 14 to 16 December at the Bangkok Screening Room and will feature a variety of films. All have received staunch support from their respective directors and were picked to provide a variety of perspectives and celebrate cultural diversity.

In an effort to raise awareness on migration issues, admission is free of charge for all screenings, paving the way for greater discussion around one of the greatest phenomena of our time. To watch a film, simply turn up at the Bangkok Screening Room on the day of its screening. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

 

SCREENING SCHEDULE

Date

Film

14 Dec
(Fri)

   6.45pm: The Other Side of Dooman River 
   7.15pm: A Thousand Girls Like Me (Thailand Premiere)

15 Dec
(Sat)

   4.15pm: Sidney & Friends
   6.45pm: Monsieur Lazhar

16 Dec (Sun)

2.00pm: Heartbound (Bangkok Premiere)
(Followed by Q&A with Director Sine Plambech)
   4.15pm: Fremde Tochter (Thailand Premiere)
   6.45pm: The Merger (Thailand Premiere)


ADMISSION & TICKETING

  • All films will be screened at the Bangkok Screening Room.
  • Admission is free-of-charge for all screenings.
  • Tickets for each film will be released on the day of its screening.
  • Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis at the Bangkok Screening Room ticket counter.
  • Screening schedule subject to change.
  • Due to technical constraints, Thai subtitling will be unavailable for most films. Any inconvenience caused is regretted.

 

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