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24 January 2013 :: 14:01:24 pm 70647

Pattaya French Film Festival 2013

The French Embassy in Thailand together with World Film Festival of Bangkok and dusitD2 baraquda pattaya to host Thailand's first poolside Film Festival “Pattaya French Film Festival 2013”
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Pattaya, Thailand – After a highly successful Rooftop Film Festival – the first in the South East Asia region held in March 2012 at the Sunset Lounge of dusitD2 baraquda hotel in Pattaya, this year and even greater event. The French Embassy in Thailand together with World Film Festival of Bangkok and dusitD2 baraquda pattaya to host what is set to become the first poolside film festival in Thailand – “Pattaya French Film Festival 2013.”

A wide range of French cinematic delights are to be shown at the chic and casual poolside of hotel dusitD2 baraquda pattaya on every Friday and Saturday from 8pm throughout February 2013. This inaugural festival aims to promote French films to French speaking residents and tourists as well as to attract those who are interested in the French language and culture. The festival is poised to become a focal point for French film aficionados to gather and enjoy high quality films with other Francophiles. The festival will be Thailand’s first poolside al fresco style film experience.

Pattaya is one of the most dynamic and creative cities in Thailand. This film festival event offers a major cultural experience to interested visitors, while adding an important event to Pattaya’s tourism attractions.

As Mr. Kriengsak Silakong, Director of the World Film Festival of Bangkok stated, “The cinematographic language is a universal language. Watching films from around the world helps us to understand the foreign and to discover the familiar in the foreign. With this project we show that the cultural sector and the private sector together can achieve something that would be much harder to achieve for any of the two alone. ” Mr. Silakong continues “It is a brave initiative of dusitD2 baraquda pattaya to bring foreign film to Pattaya, especially French films.” “I attended their Rooftop Film Festival last year and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can ensure you that the Pattaya French Film Festival is going to be another amazing film festival ever organises in Thailand,” Mr. Silakong continued.

Chonlatee Nakamadee, the hotel manager of dusitD2 baraquda pattaya also said, “This film festival reflects the hotel’s aim to become a centre of fashion, film, art, and music in a casual environment. Last year we hosted a highly successful Rooftop Film Festival which became not only Thailand’s first but also South East Asia’s first.”

The 8-week long festival will showcase 8 of France’s most celebrated films which are:

• Les triplettes de Belleville (Friday 1 February)
• Lola (Saturday 2 February)
• French Cancan (Friday 8 February)
• On connaît la chanson (Saturday 9 February)
• Two days in Paris (Friday 15 February)
• La fille de Monaco (Saturday 16 February)
• Le hussard sur le toit (Friday 22 February)
• Playtime (Saturday 23 February)

Film buffs in the Eastern Seaboard can enjoy these renowned classic and contemporary French films every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm throughout February 2013. Films are in French with English subtitles unless otherwise stated. No admission fee will be charged, guests will enjoy a selection of drink packages available on each occasion.

The Pattaya French Film Festival 2013, co-presented by the French Embassy in Thailand, World Film Festival of Bangkok and dusitD2 baraquda pattaya, is also sponsored by many leading companies including; King Power, Amadeus, Roxy, San Siri, Baan Pai Haad and Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School.

For more information or reservations please contact Tel. 038 769 999 or Email: d2pa@dusit.com

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