Bangkok, 16 August 2022 – The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Bangkok, has organized a screening of the 70-minutes documentary “ME AND THE MAGIC DOOR: discovering Italian Architecture in Bangkok” at the very prestigious “The Siam Society Auditorium”. A non-profit cultural project initiated by The Embassy of Italy in Bangkok, this documentary aims at showcasing the best of Italian cultural legacy in Thailand through the works of Italian architects, artists, and designers. This documentary also serves a symbolic representation of knowledge and collaboration in the area of arts and culture in the long standing relations between the two countries. A panel discussion featuring Ambassador Lorenzo Galanti, Madame Francesca Andreini, Mister Marco Gatti, Professor Neungreudee Lohapon and Professor Paolo Piazzardi took take place after the screening, as well as an elegant reception. The film, presented by Mrs. Bilaibhan Sampatisiri (President of the Society) and art lover Dr. Tom Vitayakul, is exquisitely centered on the beauty of a few landscape features in Bangkok realized by highly revered architects such as Carlo Tamagno and Mauro Allegri; it is receiving an enthusiastic feedback so much so the public always enquires about a sequel. It also touches themes such as father-daughter relation, self discovery, cultural diversity and decadence, providing a well balanced fiction versus realistic vision.
SOUTH-EAST ASIA: EVENT ON 16 AUGUST 2022