Seems like we were just in time to catch the Bangkok International Film Fest this year as we unexpectedly stumbled upon the screening schedules yesterday. This is after missing the Bangkok movie fest here for 2 consecutive years already, with the lack of advertising and the unstable schedule period of such festival here. As soon as we found out, we make haste to head on to the respective movie theatres to grab those tickets! We are really lucky this time as we realised that the BIFF has just started only a few days ago. In the last few years, we somehow had missed the screenings by only a few days. For a movie buff, I find that highly annoying…mostly at myself.
I’ve always participated and enjoyed the International Film Festival in Singapore years ago.Each time, I’d spend quite a bit of dough to catch a minimum of at least 5 movies, watching a couple of movies a day on a weekend, or whenever the movie was being screened. The thing with movie fest and guided only by a brief synopsis, you never really know what kind of movie you are gonna end up with. It’s always a mystery as most don’t really make it big on the cinema screens. Sometimes though, you just get lucky and catch yourself a really, really good film.
It’s looking like we are gonna be spending most of our time at the theatres this weekend. Exciting times ahead to the world of the unknown, costing us only 1000 baht for 10 tickets altogether! That’s really only a fraction of what I’d be paying back in Singapore! Life’s sweet for movie buffs out here.