The women are the thing at indie Bangkok cinema’s ‘Fem Film Festival’


Women’s struggles and accomplishments will hit the big screen to mark International Women’s Day next month.

Independent cinema Bangkok Screening Room will host the Fem Film Festival’s five films over three days starting at 6:30pm on March 6 with Canadian drama Meditation Park. The dramedy tells the story of a 65-year-old Chinese immigrant in Vancouver who suspects her long-time husband is cheating on her. Through the film, director Mina Shum explores her Chinese ancestry and traditional gender roles.

Other highlights include Daisies, a 1966 film by Czech avant-garde director Vera Chytilova. Described as “stylistically anarchic,” the dark comedy sees two teen girls who decide rebel against materialism through a series of destructive pranks.

Cinephiles who prefer more facts than fiction can opt for Shooting the Mafia, a look at fearless Italian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia’s work documenting the life and crimes of the Mafia. 

The Fem Film Festival 2020 runs from March 6 through March 8 at Bangkok Screening Room. Tickets are THB300 for adults, THB250 for students and THB240 for the cinema members. All films will be screened with Thai and English subtitles. 

The cinema is located on the second floor of the Woof Pack Building on Soi Sala Daeng 1, reachable from BTS Sala Daeng or MRT Lumphini.


Fem Film Festival 2020
Bangkok Screening Room
March 6 – March 8
BTS: Sala Daeng
MRT: Lumphini


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