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Friday, Sept. 12, 2003

OF NOTE

Thai film festival returns to Tokyo

Thai Film Festival in Tokyo 2003 will be held Sept. 22-30 and feature 17 Thai and three Japanese movies on the country. It will be the first Thai film festival held in Tokyo since 1990.

The opening movie will be "Bang Rajan" by Thanit Jitnukul, at 5 p.m. A talk with the director will follow at 7 p.m. The 114-minute movie, a Thai version of "Seven Samurai," is based on Thai history and depicts a group of 11 18th-century warriors who fight off Burmese forces to protect a village.

All the Thai movies will be accompanied by Japanese subtitles.

The venue is the Japan Foundation Forum, on the first floor of Akasaka Twin Tower, near the No. 12 exit of Tameike Sanno subway station. For more information (in Japanese only) on the schedule, visit www.jpf.go.jp/j/

Advance tickets are 800 yen for one showing and 3,500 yen for five showings, and can be obtained from Ticket Pia at (0570) 02-9999. For other inquiries call (03) 3265-1425.



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