The Luang Prabang Film Festival
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has returned to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang for 2022. This is their first in-person event in more than three years — the festival was forced to move online in 2020 and cancelled in 2021. This year, the comeback event has been made possible with tremendous effort by the organizers, partners, and filmmakers
From 8 – 11 December 2022, Luang Prabang will once again host filmmakers, film industry professionals, and fans of Southeast Asian cinema at this annual event. In cooperation with the Luang Prabang Department of Information, Culture and Tourism, LPFF will present four days of regional film sourced, as always, exclusively from across Southeast Asia.
Films for Luang Prabang Film Festival 2022
This year, audiences can expect more than 20 feature films from across Southeast Asia, public discussions and Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers, and the easygoing atmosphere for which the Luang Prabang Film Festival is well loved.
– Absence of Sound (Laos, 2022) directed by Sonepasith Phanphila.
– Barbarian Invasion (Malaysia, 2021) directed by Tan Chui Mui.
– Bears About the House (Laos, 2020) directed by Tom Jarvis.
– Come Here (Thailand, 2021) directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong.
– Face of the Mekong (Cambodia, 2022) directed by Oxfam in Cambodia.
– Fast & Feel Love (Thailand, 2022) directed by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit.
– Mekong 2030 (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, 2020) directed by Various.
– Goodbye Mister Wong (Laos, 2020) directed by Kiyé Simon Luang.
– Hail, Driver (Malaysia, 2020) directed by Muzzamer Rahman.
– Karma Link (Cambodia, 2021) directed by Jake Wachtel.
– Leio (Thailand, 2022) directed by Chalit Krileadmongkon.
– Leonor Will Never Die (Philippines, 2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar.
– Love Destiny the Movie (Thailand, 2022) directed by Adisorn Tresirikasem.
– Memory Land (Vietnam, 2021) directed by Quy Bui Kim.
– Money Has Four Legs (Myanmar, 2020) directed by Maung Sun.
– Scala (Thailand, 2022) directed by Ananta Thitanat.
– Scene UnSeen (Singapore, 2021) directed by Abdul Nizam.
– Shadow (Laos, 2021) directed by Soulasath Souvannavong.
– The Con-Heartist (Thailand, 2020) directed by Mez Tharatorn.
– The Last Voice (Laos, 2018) directed by Jojo Miracle.
– Whether the Weather is Fine (Philippines, 2021) directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad.
– White Building (Cambodia, 2021) directed by Kavich Neang.
– Worship (Thailand, 2021) directed by Uruphong Raksasad.
Although known for many years as the host of an annual international film festival, Luang Prabang has no regularly-operating cinema. This is one reason why the festival is so unique: you can choose to watch the nightly screenings at venues around town, free and open to the public. The usual spot is a historic, open-air square situated amid ancient Buddhist temples. In 2022, the main night venue will be at the Primary School in Ban Vat Sene, and a second night venue will be added to welcome thousands of festival goers returning to the town.
For more information
Please visit www.lpfilmfest.org/ or www.facebook.com/lpfilmfest or if you are looking for ideas on how to spend the rest of your time in Luang Prabang, check out these articles:
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