Surprise and shock greeted the announcement that GTH, Thailand's most successful studio of the past 11 years, closed shop at the end of December. Since its founding in 2004, GTH was instrumental in…
At home and abroad, Thai cinema continues its struggles on many fronts. As it tries to cope with domestic unpredictability, it also fights for its fair share of international exposure. Regarded as…
Raymond Phathanavirangoon A familiar face at film festivals everywhere, Phathanavirangoon is a Bangkok-based producer and programmer whose Singaporean film "Apprentice" (directed by Boo Junfeng) will…
The difference between creating a social-media personality and living in the real world is brought sharply into focus in the Thai romantic drama "Snap." Centered on an Instagram-preoccupied…
China has yet to establish much of a visual effects industry built on quality of work. Indeed most Chinese filmmakers tend to use Thai or Korean shops, as their graphics are better than those from…
While the Chinese film industry is booming at home, with production volume, cinema numbers and theatrical box office all racing ahead, film exports are going almost nowhere. Official figures are…
Thailand has a solid tradition of moviegoing, but its main lures for bizzers are its spectacular scenery for location work and well-appointed facilities.
Four Thai teenagers get a harsh reality check while trying to learn a traditional dance to fulfill their religious pledges in "Tang Wong," a coming-of-ager that turns the typically cheesy…
The act of photography and the role it plays in how people and places are remembered is elegantly examined in "36."
The hardscrabble existence of Chinese Burmese refugees in Thailand is examined in "Poor Folk," an absorbing sophomore feature by Burma-born, Taiwan-based multihyphenate Midi Z.
An unconventional cross-cultural love story with a sharp social sting, "Mai Ratima" tells of a runaway Thai immigrant and a small-town drifter lost in the bright lights of Seoul.