Jaded by mainstream blockblusters? Looking for a more unique way to enjoy your weekends this month? How about try watching some meaningful foreign films among other arts and culture enthusiasts at the River City Bangkok. The RCB's Film Club returns this month with independent films from Germany, Denmark, Cambodia and Kazakhstan. If you've ever attended an RCB FC screening event, you'll know that each event is supported by the embassy of the film's country, which for you as audiences means that you'll be able to enjoy a personal introduction to the film by an ambassador, as well as enjoy drinks and snacks after the film as you mingle and talk cinema with other viewers.
Sound good? Here are the film events taking place at the RCB every Saturday this month:
Germany: Welcome To Germany (2016)
Screening on June 9 at 4pm; with English and Thai subtitles
June's edition of the RCB Film Club opens with a German drama-comedy by director Simon Verhoeven about a dysfunctional upper middle class German family who offers board to a Nigerian refugee. As the family gets acquainted with their foreign guest, the lines of help begin to blur.
This screening event is graciously supported by the Goethe-Institut and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; German ambassador HE Peter Prugel will introduce the film.
Denmark: Walk With Me (2016)
Screening on June 16 at 4pm; with English subtitles
By the title itself, you should be able to guess that this Danish film is a romantic one. Directed by Lisa Ohlin, Walk With Me tells the story of an injured soldier returning home from war traumatised and angry, and a dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet who dreams of dancing overseas in New York. Watch the two characters fall blissfully for each other and then run into a dilemma that forces them to make a difficult decision about their future.
This screening event is graciously supported by the Royal Danish Embassy; Danish ambassador HE Uffe Wolffhechel will introduce the film.
Cambodia: The Last Reel (2014)
Screening on June 23 at 4pm; with English subtitles
A truly exciting film by Cambodia's first female filmmaker, Kulikar Sotho, The Last Reel revisits the horrors of the Khmer Rouge when a lost piece of film is discovered in modern times where Cambodia's past is faintly painted over at best. Another reason to watch this moving film is for iconic Cambodian actress Dy Saveth's performance.
This screening event is graciously supported by the Royal Embassy of Cambodia; Cambodian ambassador HE Long Visalo will introduce the film.
Kazakhstan: Myn Bala: Warriors Of The Steppe (2012)
Screening on June 30 at 4pm; with English subtitles
Closing the RCB's June film events is this action-drama Kazakh film by Akan Satayev. Myn Bala, which means a thousand warriors in Kazakh, follows the life of a mythical 18th-century Kazakh warrior, Sartai, who sets out to avenge his parents' brutal murder by the Dzungars tribe. A Kazakh version of Braveheart, Sartai's mission for justice against violent oppressors quickly attracts a following, leading up to a great final battle representing a fight for independence.
This screening event is graciously supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan; The ambassdor of Kazakhstan HE MS Raushan Yesbulatova will introduce the film.
All film screenings will be held in the new RCB Forum room on the 2nd floor. Admission is free, but seats are limited, so be sure to reserve your seats in advance by clicking here or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit rivercitybangkok.com for more arts and culture events.