Star-crossed lovers coming to doomed Bangkok rail station

A file photo of the Bangkok Railway Station in December 2021. Photo: Chayanit Itthipongmaetee / Coconuts Bangkok
A file photo of the Bangkok Railway Station in December 2021. Photo: Chayanit Itthipongmaetee / Coconuts Bangkok

Update: Railway officials today said they won’t allow a public movie to show at its historic Bangkok rail terminal. 

Joining a City Hall project to show movies around town in public places is a century-old transit landmark where a tale of star-crossed lovers will be told. 

This Sunday, the Bangkok Railway Station or Hua Lamphong will screen World War II period drama Khu Kam or Sunset at Chaophraya (2013). 

The 2013 film was an adaptation of a novel by the same name by late author Thommayanti. In it, Imperial Japanese naval invader Kobori (Nadech Kugimiya) falls for a Thai woman named Angsumalin (Oranate D. Caballes).

The 8pm screening will follow a late Sunday afternoon show by Zipper Clown and live performances by a symphony orchestra and singer Jirakorn “Ae” Sompitak. 

More than 20 movies are screening outdoors at several venues throughout Bangkok this month as part of a cultural campaign by  Gov. Chadchart Sittipunt. The selections range from mainstream Thai rom-coms and horror flicks like Bangkok Traffic (Love) Story and Shutter to underrated documentary School Town King, which follows young rappers in the city’s biggest slum as they try to break free from poverty and into the music scene. 

Find the schedule online.

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