The Thailand International Film Destination Festival 2017

Published on 19th July 2017 by Stickboy BKK

The Thailand International Film Destination Festival 2017 (TIFDF 2017) begins on Friday 21st and runs through to July 25th, at Paragon Cineplex, featuring five box office blockbusters filmed in Thailand.

Organised by the Department of Tourism, this year’s festival come with the “Fascinating Destination” theme.

Screenings are at Paragon Cineplex, Siam Paragon with two tickets per person being issued an hour before show time.

The Thailand International Film Destination Festival 2017

Air America (1990) is a 1990 American action comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. as Air America pilots flying missions in Laos during the Vietnam War. Parts of the movie were shot in Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son and Phuket.

The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) is a 1974 British spy film, the ninth entry in the James Bond series and the second to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film made Koh Khao Phing Kan and Koh Tapu, also known as James Bond Island, famous tourist attractions.

Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004) is a 2004 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Beeban Kidron and written by Adam Brooks, Richard Curtis, Andrew Davies, and Helen Fielding, based on Fielding’s novel of the same name. It stars Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones, Colin Firth as Mark Darcy, and Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver.. Some scenes were shot in Bangkok and at Wat Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom.

The Deer Hunter (1978) is a 1978 American epic war drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers whose lives are changed forever after they fight in the Vietnam War. The three soldiers are played by Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and John Savage, with John Cazale (in his final role), Meryl Streep, and George Dzundza playing supporting roles. The film was set in Bangkok and on the banks of the River Kwai.

The Killing Fields (1984) is a 1984 British biographical drama film about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, which is based on the experiences of two journalists: Cambodian Dith Pran and American Sydney Schanberg. It was directed by Roland Joffé. This Oscar-winning film was shot almost entirely in Thailand, including at the bridge on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi and an old hotel in Hua Hin. The “killing fields” scenes were shot on Bang Tao Beach, Phuket.

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