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Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice 2015

Date : 06 February 2016

Location: Auditorium, 5th floor

Time: 16.30 – 21.00 hrs.

Limited seating available (220 seats). First come, first served. 1 registration for 1 seat. After the screening, we will try to accommodate everyone who wishes to join the talk.

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre proudly presents “Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice 2015”. For the third Cinema Diverse, five international films, selected by five acclaimed Thai directors, will be shown bi-monthly from March 2015 – February 2016, followed by a talk with the Thai director after each screening.
 
The fifth screening on Saturday 6 February 2016 is No (Chile / 2012) directed by Pablo Larraín and chosen by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, an acclaimed Thai director of Cemetery of Splendour, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Syndromes and A Century and Tropical Malady.
 
No is a 2012 Chilean drama film. The historical moment the film captures is when advertising tactics came to be widely used in political campaigns. The campaign in question was the historic 1988 plebiscite of the Chilean citizenry over whether the dictator Augusto Pinochet should stay in power for another eight years. At the 85th Academy Awards the film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film. 
 
In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot‘s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.
 
“This film makes me realise that we were born to be puppets. Our strings are being pulled by different forces. Even the word “Democracy” has its own agenda. By the time we grow up and see the strings, we cannot cut them. All we can do is smile as the scripts tell us to. So much so that sometimes we think that our freedom and happiness are real.” Apichatpong Weerasethakul
 
 
Join us for the screening of No and a post screening talk with Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Kong Rithdee, the film critic and writer.
 
Free entry 
No reservation needed
 
*With Thai and English subtitles
*Film screening starts at 17.30 hrs.
*The talk after the screening will be in Thai with English translation.
*The film is suitable for adults 15 years and over.
 
For more information please call 02 214 6630-8 ext. 528 Email: activity@bacc.or.th
 
Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice 2015
 
Saturday 14 March 2015
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit / Frances Ha (USA / 2012)
With Thai subtitles
 
Saturday 23 May 2015
Aditya Assarat / Court (India / 2014)
With Thai and English subtitles
 
Saturday 18 July 2015 
Lee Chatametikool / How to Disappear Completely (Philippines / 2013)
With Thai subtitles and English subtitles
 
Saturday 5 September 2015 
Banjong Pisanthanakun / The Chaser (Korea / 2008)
With Thai and English subtitles
 
Saturday 6 February 2016 
Apichatpong Weerasethakul / No (Chile / 2012)
With Thai and English subtitles