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Trailer for Apple’s drama “The Morning Show” released

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Trailer for Apple’s drama “The Morning Show” released

Aug 20. 2019
photo courtesy of Apple

photo courtesy of Apple
By The Nation

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Apple has just released the trailer for its first drama series. “The Morning Show”.

Executive produced by actresses Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who star alongside Steve Carell, “The Morning Show” explores the high-stakes world of morning news and the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning. Told through the lens of two complicated women working to navigate the mine field of high-powered jobs while facing crises in both their personal and professional lives, “The Morning Show” explores ego, ambition and the misguided search for power.

The cast also includes Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Desean K. Terry, Jack Davenport and Janina Gavankar. The series is written by Kerry Ehrin and directed by Mimi Leder, both of whom also executive produce

“The Morning Show” will debut in autumn l exclusively on Apple TV+, a new home for the world’s most creative storytellers.

 

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Me Danish, you Thai

Published August 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Me Danish, you Thai

Aug 16. 2019
By The Nation

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Thomas Clay’s 2008 film “Soi Cowboy” is the latest screening in the Thai Film Archive’s film series “Exotic Thailand?”, which surveys the representation of Thailand in films made by non-Thai filmmakers from the 1930s to the present and shows tomorrow (August 17) at 1pm.

The screening will follow by a post-film talk by Tom Waller, a Thai filmmaker of Irish descent and one of the producers of “Soi Cowboy”, and Dr Wikanda Promkhuntong, a film scholar from Mahidol University. The talk will focus on the way Thailand is seen, captured or represented by foreign filmmakers – from “The Man With the Golden Gun” to “The Hangover II” – and how truthful, distorted or exoticised the image of the country is on the big screen.

Waller is the director of several films such as “Sop Mai Ngiab” (“Mindfulness and Murder”), “Petchakat” (“The Last Executioner”), as well as the upcoming “Nang Non” (“The Cave”), which tells the story of the rescue mission of the 13 boys trapped in a Thai cave. Dr Wikanda is an expert in film history and film tourism.

“Soi Cowboy” is an eccentric take on the story of a Thai bar girl and a Danish man. And though the film isn’t really about the red-light district of the title, it trains its observant eyes at the strange dynamics between a local woman and a foreigner, superimposed under a meta-cinematic lens.

The film premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2008, and the screening at the Thai Film Archive will be on 35mm. The screening will start at 1pm at the Thai Film Archive, followed by the discussion at 3pm. Free admission.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/ThaiFilmArchivePage/

New Taiwanese series set to hit the screen

Published August 14, 2019 by SoClaimon

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New Taiwanese series set to hit the screen

Aug 14. 2019
Photo courtesy of HBO

Photo courtesy of HBO
By The Nation

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Photography has begun in Taiwan for the eight-part, hour-long Mandarin romantic comedy series, “Adventure of the Ring” with shooting slated to take place in Taipei until October. Set and filmed in Taiwan, the series is scheduled to premiere next year across HBO Asia’s 23 territories on their on-air, online and on-demand platforms.

“Following the success of HBO Asia’s Mandarin Original Series including the award-winning “The Teenage Psychic” and “The World Between Us”, we are pleased to bring yet another Mandarin production, ‘Adventure of the Ring’, to our audiences in Asia and around the world,” said Jonathan Spink, HBO Asia’s chief executive. “The heart-warming tales in HBO Asia’s first romantic comedy series will resonate with many.”

“Adventure of the Ring” tells the stories of different couples who come into contact with an engagement ring. On a morning commute, the ring is misplaced by a man on the day of his proposal, threatening to disrupt all his plans. Chris Wang plays Yi Zhi, the man who loses the ring and Allison Lin is Lisa, Yi Zhi’s intended bride. As the search for the ring continues, Yi Zhi and Lisa re-examine what love means to them as the ring travels through the hands of other couples and impacts their lives.

The series, which is helmed by Nelson Yeh and directed by Golden Bell-nominated Kitamura Tayoharu, is produced in partnership with Good Image with support from the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, the Taipei Film Commission and the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation.

HBO Asia started producing Original productions in 2012 and has aired 16 of them to date, including award-winning series, movies and documentaries such as the Japanese drama series “Miss Sherlock”; the network’s first original documentary, “The Talwars: Behind Closed Doors”, Chinese language drama series, “The Teenage Psychic”; two seasons of the network’s dark fantasy series “Halfworlds” and a horror mini-series, “Grace”.

Later this year, HBO Asia will premiere the second season of the award-winning series, “The Teenage Psychic”; a brand-new anthology series “Food Lore”, heartfelt stories told against the backdrop of Asian cuisine, as well as “Invisible Stories”, a drama series about the extraordinary stories hidden behind ordinary people.

From left, Kitamura Tayoharu (Director), Allison Lin, Jonathan Spink (CEO of HBO Asia), Chris Wang, Nelson Yeh (Producer)

From left, Kitamura Tayoharu (Director), Allison Lin, Jonathan Spink (CEO of HBO Asia), Chris Wang, Nelson Yeh (Producer)

‘Naked Director’ lifts the covers on Japan’s porn industry

Published August 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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‘Naked Director’ lifts the covers on Japan’s porn industry

Aug 09. 2019
From left, Toshi (Shinnosuke Mitsushima), Toru Muranishi (Takayuki Yamada)  and Kawada (Tetsuji Tamayana) work as the team in producing an av movie in original Japanese Netflix series

From left, Toshi (Shinnosuke Mitsushima), Toru Muranishi (Takayuki Yamada) and Kawada (Tetsuji Tamayana) work as the team in producing an av movie in original Japanese Netflix series “The Naked Director”./Photo courtesy of Netflix
By Parinyaporn Pajee
The Nation

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The Japanese Netflix series “The Naked Director” takes viewers back to the 1980s and the life of adult video director Toru Muranishi, regarded as the person who revolutionised the Japanese AV movie industry.

After the series became available on Thursday, it has become a hot topic on social media and many have warned that the series should be watched in private with all the sex and nude scenes.

Directed by Masaharu Take (“100 Yen Love”), the series is based on Nobuhiro Motohashi’s non-fiction book Zenra Kantoku (“The Naked Director”) and chronicles Muranishi’s unusual and drama-filled life and well as his spectacular setbacks in an attempt to turn Japan’s porn industry on its head.

Takayuki Yamada plays as the AV director Toru Muranishi

Takayuki Yamada plays as the AV director Toru Muranishi

The series opens in the 1980s, with the life of Muranishi (Takayuki Yamada), who becomes a successful salesman of English encyclopaedias, providing us the first glimpse of his daring wit when he accidentally meets the yakuza.

His life turns upside down when the company went bankrupt and he witnesses his wife’s infidelity. He meets a young gangster (played by Shinnosuke Mitsushima) who tells him about the money to be made in a plastic-wrapped adult magazines.

Muranishi soon opens his own binibon that attract customers with fresh and daring ideas. But his rising fame becomes the attention of a corrupt police detective (Lily Franky), who works with a powerful business rival (Ryo Ishibashi) to ruin his success.

Muranishi stands up against them and sees a new business opportunity in porn videos. He tries to change the old taboo of AV movie rules and that takes him and the team into risky territory. When his idea becomes successful, he becomes the target of police and a powerful porn movie production company.

His reckless challenge attracts the beautiful art student Megumi (Misato Morita), who comes from a middle-class background, entered the prestigious Yokohama National University and dreams of studying art in Italy. But she also wants to act in AV of her own will. She debuts in the movie that Muranishi serves as director, cameraman and actor. That causes her to become famous with a new name Kaoru Kuroki.

Misato Morita plays as Kaoru Kuroki

Misato Morita plays as Kaoru Kuroki

What’s more she becomes a celebrity appearing on TV shows and expresses the empowerment of women with her signature unshaven armpits. Meanwhile Muranishi’s troubles keep coming in and he ends up in jail. His teams and also Kuroki are in desperate to get him out.

Playing the title role is maverick actor Takayuki Yamada, a veteran of Japanese films and TV shows such as “Train Man” (2005), “Crows Zero” (2007), “Ushijima the Loan Shark” (2010), and “Lessons of the Evil” (2012).

With his transformation into the Muranishi character, we hardly recognise the actor as he morphs himself to be the middle-aged serious director just like his co-star Tetsuji Tamayama. During an interview with them and also Shinnosuke Mitsushima, they look dazzling and not at all like they are in the series.

“I never bought an AV movie before, and just watching then for free. Working in this project makes me know that they are working hard in one project so I pay for it now,” says Yamada.

Tetsuji Tamayana

Tetsuji Tamayana

Yamada is a well-known actor. Even though Japanese movies and TV series are not popular among Thai audiences he is still a familiar face among Japanese movie and series fans. For years he appeared in many TV series like “Crying out love from the centre of the world”, the tense thriller drama “Byakuyakou” or the light-hearted series made from the popular comic of Adachi Misuru like “H2”.

“He is a headstrong. He forces people doing in what he wants. But he is full of charm and that attracts people to work for him,” says Yamada of his latest character. “He fearlessness led him to break into the AV movie industry.

“When I met him, he was very active despite being aged 71. His life is like a roller coaster.”

Yamada adds that he likes Muranishi and his energetic, reckless personality.

“But he is a crazy guy,” he adds.

Muranishi now blogs and sells his classic AV titles from his own website.

Shinnosuke Mitsushima as Toshi

Shinnosuke Mitsushima as Toshi

Mitsushima and Tateyama say that their characters are fictional so they don’t have the role model to work but they think that the it’s the opportunity to bring this topic into light.

“Japanese AV movies are unique compared with those of other countries. They have gimmicks and story ideas,” says Tateyama.

“People don’t speak out in public, so it’s a good opportunity to present the behind the scenes of this industry. These movies should earn respect like other movies,” says Mitsushima.

At that time there was a prejudice against adult videos and female actress were not accepted in the way they are now.

The series not only shows the world of the AV movie industry but also the economics and society of Japan in that era as well.

Since Netflix launches in Japan in 2015, the major original Japanese Netflix projects are animations with some TV series including the hit reality series “Terrace House” to the fantsy drama “Switched” and “My Husband Wont’ Fit”.

Shinnosuke Mitsushima

Shinnosuke Mitsushima

Concert Review: Grand Ex’ bids a final farewell

Published August 8, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Concert Review: Grand Ex’ bids a final farewell

Aug 08. 2019
The concert of one of the greatest bands of the '80s, Grand Ex', in  “Grand Ex' Boriboon” featured some 30 songs, most of them hits from the band’s heyday.

The concert of one of the greatest bands of the ’80s, Grand Ex’, in “Grand Ex’ Boriboon” featured some 30 songs, most of them hits from the band’s heyday.
By Kittipong Thavevong
Special to The Nation

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The applause was loud and the tears flowed freely last Saturday night as one of the greatest bands of the ’80s, Grand Ex’, gathered on stage for the very last time.

Organised by Neekrung Connects, “Grand Ex’ Boriboon” – which roughly translated as “Grand Ex’ Complete” – featured some 30 songs, most of them hits from the band’s heyday – and brought fans in their thousands to the 10,000-seat Impact Arena to bid a final farewell to their heroes of yesteryear.

The band’s frontman Danupol “Jae” Kaewkarn

The band’s frontman Danupol “Jae” Kaewkarn

Backup music was provided by the 50-strong Royal Thai Air Force Symphony Orchestra and the songs themselves were mainly sung by the band’s frontman Danupol “Jae” Kaewkarn and its co-founder and leader Nakorn Vejsupaporn, who these days is better known as the father of pop singer/pianist Tor Saksit. That’s not to say the other members were left out in the cold. Saxophonist Panat Hirunkasi sang his hit “Nang Nual” (“Seagull”). Bassist Thanongsak Apornsiri, who also played the harmonica during the concert, crooned “Pom Pai Mai Pon” (“I Can’t Escape from You”) and organist Wasan Sirisukpisai sang “Yak Mee Rak” (“I Want to Love You”). And while the quality of their voices was obviously not the same as all those years ago, their impressive performances helped take the fans back in time and had the middle-aged audience members happily singing and dancing along to their favourite songs.

The band's co-founder and leader Nakorn Vejsupaporn.

The band’s co-founder and leader Nakorn Vejsupaporn.

Grand Ex’ was formed in 1969 — 50 years ago — when Nakorn and his mates were still at high school. Their name came from their two favourite bands of that time, Grand Funk Railroad and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Now mostly in the 60s, they joked on stage about their age and health. Indeed, trombonist Chokdee Phakpu had only recently been discharged from hospital but his energetic performance belied his days as an inpatient.

Danupol, 59, warmed up the fans with his hit “Phob Rak” (“Finding Love”) before seguing into “Lom Sawat” (“Winds of Love”) backed by the chorus.

Chamras Saewataporn

Chamras Saewataporn

The frontman thanked the fans for having supported the band then swung into “You Are My Angel” as if to say thank you. He picked up his guitar to perform the ballad “Puen” (“Friend”) on which he was joined by Thanongsak on harmonica. Nakorn mesmerised the audience with the ballad “Rak Nai C Major” (“Love Song in C Major”) while former band member Chamras Saewataporn, who went on to become a well-known songwriter and composer, took to the piano and mesmerised the audience with his classic “Nam Soh Sai” (“Water Eroding Sand”). Three younger band members — Sutee “Kai” Sangsareechon, Aisoon “Oh” Watayanon and Johnny Anfone – came on separately perform their hits of yesteryear before handing back over to Danupol for a set that included “Piang Sop Ta” (“Just Eye Contact”) and “Chuea Chan” (“Believe Me”), which prompted many audience members to dance along.

Nakorn’s son Tor Saksit, performing as a guest at another concert across town, made an appearance in a recorded video, in which he said how he was inspired by Grand Ex’ during his childhood and played the opening notes of “Bua Noi Koi Rak” (“Waiting for Love”) for his dad and the rest of the band to continue.

Bringing the entire band back on stage for the finale, Nakorn choked up with emotion as he tried to read out a message thanking the fans for their support over the past half century. “Time will never part us from you, our fans. May God protect and bless you all,” he concluded before leading Grand Ex into special goodbye song that combined the lyrics of “La Kon Samrap Wan Nee” (“Goodbye for Today”) with the phrase “sayonara, never say goodbye”. Tears were very much in evidence both on stage and in the auditorium as the show closed out after a little over three hours – for many, far too short a time for that final goodbye.

Anthony Chen’s

Published August 8, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Anthony Chen’s

Aug 08. 2019
Wet Season is the highly anticipated follow-up to Ilo Ilo (2013), Anthony Chen's first feature, which won the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival./The Straits Times file photo

Wet Season is the highly anticipated follow-up to Ilo Ilo (2013), Anthony Chen’s first feature, which won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival./The Straits Times file photo
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The drama “Wet Season”, from award-winning Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September.

It is the highly anticipated follow-up to “Ilo Ilo” (2013), Chen’s first feature, which won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as four Golden Horse Awards, including for Best Film.

His second feature, which is expected to be released in Singapore later this year, will compete in the Platform programme, a section that recognises films with “audacious directors making bold choices”, according to former TIFF director Piers Handling on the festival’s website.

Photo from Facebook.com/Wet Season

Photo from Facebook.com/Wet Season

This is the first time a Singapore film has been selected for the section, where it will compete with nine other works. Films selected for Platform in the past include the Oscar-winning drama Moonlight (2016).

Wet Season stars Yeo Yann Yann, Christopher Lee, Yang Shi Bin and Koh Jia Ler, and tells the story of Ling, a Chinese-language teacher struggling with a failing marriage, who forms a life-changing friendship with a student.

Chen, 35, had previously told The Straits Times that 2018 was his year of fathering two babies: “The first one is a real baby – my wife and I had a baby boy at the end of August and it’s been life-changing.

“And the other baby is my new film, which we shot in the first half of this year.”

Taiwan’s culture ministry puts on brave face amidst Golden Horse crisis

Published August 8, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Taiwan’s culture ministry puts on brave face amidst Golden Horse crisis

Aug 08. 2019
China Film Administration is suspending Chinese movies and its personnel from attending the awards on November 23./Photo from Facebook.com/TGHFF

China Film Administration is suspending Chinese movies and its personnel from attending the awards on November 23./Photo from Facebook.com/TGHFF
By William Yen and Miao Zhong-han
The China Post/Asia News Network

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Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture put on a brave face Wednesday over a possible crisis to the country’s annual Golden Horse Awards, long seen as the Chinese-language film industry’s Oscars, saying that the event will be held with or without China’s participation.

The Golden Horse, which awards excellence in Chinese-language cinema, will continue as planned, despite media reports that films and personnel from China will not participate this year, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the Ministry of Culture (MOC).

The ministry statement was made that day in response to a WeChat post made by Chinese media affiliated with the China Film Administration that the administration is suspending Chinese movies and its personnel from attending the awards in November 23. No reason was given for the suspension.

Despite any such suspension, the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee said the 56th Golden Horse Awards have already entered the judging stage and that related activities and events will still proceed, the statement said.

Asked by CNA how the Golden Horse Awards will be affected if one of the biggest movie-producing countries does not attend, the committee said only that it would “express regret if the suspension occurs. At present, the awards have already entered the judging stage and the various Golden Horse events will be held as usual.”

The events include an awards ceremony, a film festival, a Chinese-language film project platform, and a mentorship and development program, the committee said, adding that other questions regarding the impact of China’s refusal to take part will not be answered until Oct. 1.

Echoing these sentiments, the MOC also expressed regret and called for Chinese officials not to interfere with cultural exchanges because of political factors.

“If the authorities in China suspend the participation of Chinese films and personnel from attending the Golden Horse Awards, it will undoubtedly stifle the long-term efforts of Chinese filmmakers and restrict the freedom of Chinese film workers to participate in movie-related events,” the MOC statement said.

The speculated suspension leads on from last year’s Golden Horse Awards, which turned into a hotbed of discussion about Taiwan independence when Taiwanese documentary director Fu Yu said during an acceptance speech that she hoped Taiwan can be treated as an “independent entity.”

“It is my biggest wish as a Taiwanese,” Fu said at the time.

Following the remarks, Chinese director Zhang Yimou and award-winning actor Tu Men, also from China, used the terms “Chinese films” and “Taiwan, China” in their speeches during the ceremony.

However, a filmmaker in Beijing had a different opinion when interviewed by CNA, saying that even without Fu’s remarks last year, the suspension may still occur because he believes that the restrictions on China’s film and television have been severe over the past year.

China is believed to be making the move because it is “about to celebrate its 70th National Day, but is also facing the U.S.-China trade war and the ongoing Hong Kong protests, with Taiwan stuck in the middle of it all,” he said.

Meanwhile, a Taiwanese film and television worker who often travels between Taiwan and China told CNA that beginning last year, Chinese filmmakers have been pressured to not work with their counterparts in Taiwan, and now with the suspension, many Taiwanese filmmakers in China are thinking about returning to Taiwan.

“Even though financial capital may be smaller in Taiwan, at least there is freedom to create without restrictions,” he said.

The nomination list for the 56th Golden Horse Awards will be announced Oct. 1, while the awards ceremony will be held Nov. 23 at National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei.

Narinthorn “Grace” Chadapattarawalrachoat to represent Thailand at the 69th Miss World final in Lond

Published August 6, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Narinthorn “Grace” Chadapattarawalrachoat to represent Thailand at the 69th Miss World final in Lond

Aug 05. 2019

Miss Thailand World 2019

Miss Thailand World 2019
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The beauty pageant, Miss Thailand World 2019” took place on Sunday at the Berkley Pratunam Hotel sponsored by Thai television Channel 3, BEC Tero, and Stardom Asia.

Reigning Miss Thailand World 2018, Pichapa Limsanukarn was the guest of honour on stage and crowned Narinthorn.

Aged 21, Narinthorn study on the forth-year at Thammasart University, Faculty of Arts, major in Phycology. She notes for the past one-year, she has intensively studied about Depressive Disorder and has been campaigning about it, and that is the reason why she decided to apply for the beauty pageant so as to voice about its situation.

“I’d like to voice the campaign ‘Let’s Me Hear You’, which is a non-profit project to help raising awareness and solving problem about depression. I was volunteer to help consulting the patients with my teachers and I think.

In the final round interview question, she was asked about what is best to describe Thai personality. She said is the ‘brave smile’. “No matter how bad the situation, happy or unhappy, Thai people is not only have a beautiful smile but we are brave to face any problems and smile,” she said.

The First-runner up goes to Phamolchanok Dhilokratchatasakul, and the Second-runner up is Dusita Tipgomut.

The winner of Miss Thailand World is presented with Bt1 million, a diamond crown, a car, and more. She will join the highly-anticipated Miss World final show will be broadcast globally to over 150 countries from London, England in November, where global fans can watch reigning Miss World, Vanessa Ponce de León, pass the crown to the 69th Miss World.

Legend Lido reconnects with art aficionados

Published August 5, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30374119

Legend Lido reconnects with art aficionados

Aug 02. 2019
Lido Connect /Nation photo Tanachai Pramarnpanich

Lido Connect /Nation photo Tanachai Pramarnpanich
By Parinyaporn Pajee
The Nation

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After a sad farewell in May last year, the revamped version of the 50-year-old Lido cinema in the Siam Square area has returned to life as Lido Connect.

The grand opening yesterday attracted a huge crowd, who were entertained by a range of activities. The space at the entrance gate was converted into a space for concerts where music bands and singers enthralled visitors throughout the day. On the ground floor media and guests and visitors hung around, with shops open for service.

The opening show at the former Lido 2 cinema where is now transformed to the space for live house./Nation photo Tanachai Pramarnpanich.

The opening show at the former Lido 2 cinema where is now transformed to the space for live house./Nation photo Tanachai Pramarnpanich.

The second floor, once the home of three Lido cinemas, where cinephiles flocked to, has been remodelled. Lido 1 has been retained as an authentic cinema hall, but with improved features and facilities.

Lido 1 cinema is kept as original cinema showing classic, awarded and independent movies./Nation photo

Lido 1 cinema is kept as original cinema showing classic, awarded and independent movies./Nation photo

This is the place for film buffs who love non-commercial films and for filmmakers who cannot find an avenue to show their work. The Documentary Club will help manage the programme and select interesting films, not limiting themselves to documentaries. The line-up speaks for the new range; they have chosen “Trainspotting” to premiere at the cinema along with South Korean movie “Burning”, Vietnamese film “The Third Wife” and the feel-good “Little Miss Sunshine”.

The new 'yellow suit man' to collect ticket is preserved like the old days at Lido 1./Nation photo

The new ‘yellow suit man’ to collect ticket is preserved like the old days at Lido 1./Nation photo

Lido 2 will be the place for live events; this weekend (August 3-4) offers free concerts by SpicyGig and Seen Seen Space.Lido 3 is being converted into a black-box theatre suitable for performing arts and talk shows as well as parties, concerts and exhibitions. This weekend (August 3-4), there will be a party in Silent Disco to debut the new concept. Admission is free. More activities are coming soon, including Phor Laew Dee The Creator, Have You Heard, Sunday Music by FWD, Star Hunt SB5 and “Nithan Hinghoi” from Blind Theatre.

The opening show at Lido 2.

The opening show at Lido 2. 

LoveIs is managing the space, mainly responsible for the second floor. The operations in the shopping area on the first floor will be managed by the Property Management of Chulalongkorn University (PMCU). On the ground area is a mixture of new shops and old ones who were here before the closure last year, such as the famous Lido DVD shop – one of a few DVD shops in tow, working outfit shops as well as food shops like Doo Dee Noodle shop, located behind the cinema area on the second floor.

“They [the old shops] get priority to stay and I think the rent is a little bit cheaper than in the past,” says Thep-ard, adding that it is a public place for people to show off their abilities to everyone, and people of all generations can find inspiration and meet their favourite artists.

LoveIs will oversee all activities at this place and will be open for anyone to present their projects. Veteran musician Sutee Sangsareechoon is responsible for the creative content.

“We are open for commercial and non-profitable projects, let’s show you the idea; the budget will depend on that,” said Thep-ard.

The studio of the radio station on the ground floor/Nation Photo

The studio of the radio station on the ground floor/Nation Photo

As the old Lido is the place for people from older generations to spend their time, Thep-ard said they are preparing activities for them such as a disco party.The collaboration will last five years and the renovation expenditure is in the range of Bt80 million to Bt90 million so far.

The small space on the second floor is used as the art workshop place for visitors to create their own craft./Nation photo

The small space on the second floor is used as the art workshop place for visitors to create their own craft./Nation photo

“Certainly we don’t want to lose money from managing the space but at the same time making money is not a priority. We are concerned with every aspect, not just profitable ones,” he says.

Lido cinema in Siam Square, which closed its doors last June after 50 years, is getting a new lease of life courtesy LoveIs Entertainment, which is working with PMCU to turn it into a modern hub of arts, culture and lifestyle under the name Lido Connect.

Siam, Lido and Scala theatres in Siam Square were all part of the Apex chain, which leased the land they occupy from Chulalongkorn University. Opened on June 27, 1968, two years after its sister Siam cinema, and premiering with the Western “Guns for San Sebastian” (“Suek Sebastian”), Lido quickly became a popular venue for Bangkokians to watch films, especially as Siam Square grew into a centre for both shopping and fashion.

A fire closed the cinema for a while in 1993 and Apex decided to remodel the 1,000-seat theatre into a three-screen multiplex before reopening it in 1996.

Rumours have circulated in recent years that Scala, the only standalone theatre left in Thailand, would close because Chulalongkorn University does not want to extend the lease. Every time there appears to be some truth to these kinds of rumours, movie fans come out to protest. Chula and Apex agreed to close Lido on May 31 last year and extend the life of Scala.

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TikTok sees short-form video as the future of content

Published August 2, 2019 by SoClaimon

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TikTok sees short-form video as the future of content

Aug 01. 2019
By The Nation

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In today’s mobile era where people spend increasing amounts of time on their mobile devices TikTok, the world’s leading short-form video platform, today (August 1) hosted its first open house for media in Thailand.

The event unveiled a wide array of creative possibilities for Thai digital citizens to leverage the platform, as well as the case being made that short-form videos are the future of content and TikTok’s roadmap to success in the market.

A study by MPIRE’s found that Thai people’s average daily time spent on mobile is higher than the average of Southeast Asia, at 4.2 hours versus 3.6 hours, according to the MeltWater media and social-media monitoring company. As well, almost 50 per cent of Thailand’s online population is taken up by the new generation, one-third of whom spend at least one hour daily consuming online video content.

TikTok sees itself as empowering users to express their talents to showcase to a global audience as part of a growing online community for creativity. TikTok also emphasises the need for a welcoming, positive and safe community while continuously innovating on policies, tools and resources. That combination has made TikTok a leading global platform for safeguarding its users, participants in the open house were told.

TikTok also hosted a “Let’s Get Started” workshop at the open house, offering a hands-on experience to media to allow them to create their first TikTok video. Media received hands-on TikTok 101 coaching from top creators in Thailand, including, “Tippiez”, a professional dancer who uses TikTok to drive her passion in creating dance videos that are shared with her fans around the world; “Phillip Cruz” a graphic designer who turns his creativity into unique TikTok videos and engages with his fans worldwide, “Artee” a first-year university student who spends his free time connecting with his TikTok fans through his fascinating transition videos; and “KengMumi”, and early TikTok pioneers who has built a huge fan base in just over one year.

“We are delighted to host our first-ever open house in Thailand today. We believe that TikTok offers endless opportunities which local brands and creators can leverage to tap into a dynamic audience,” said Surayot Aimlaor, head of brand marketing for Southeast Asia at TikTok. “We are looking forward to forging more local strategic partnerships that contribute to local culture, celebrate creativity and enhance diversity in Thailand.”

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