DirectRooms.com reveals that Laos’ Luang Prabang will be hosting a series of films from South East Asia as part of a unique festival taking place in the city in December
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The city, which doesn’t have a working cinema, will be putting on a number of screenings at various locations as part of the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF). Over 30 films are set to be included as part of the show, each one dedicated to Asian cinema with productions from countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar.
Laos itself has produced only a small number of films and especially in recent years. The last major film from the country was ‘Sabaidee Luang Prabang’ which achieved some international success back in 2008. The festival aims to create a greater understanding of film making for people and to stimulate the country’s own media production.
The project is being supported by the Laos government and the Ministry of Information and Culture which also hopes to promote Laos as a destination for the shooting of large scale films.
People travelling to the city and staying in Luang Prabang hotels can catch the films which will be screened at indoor and outdoor locations from 4th to 11th December 2010.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms.com commented: “The evenings are a great way to promote cinema and to see some of the best films from Asia. Many visitors will be heading to Luang Prabang for the event and people can avoid missing out on available hotel rooms by booking online in advance of the show dates.”
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