dusitD2 baraquda pattaya to host South East Asia’s first

| January 30, 2012

dusitD2 baraquda pattaya to host South East Asia’s first  and Thailand’s hippest rooftop film festival

Pattaya, Thailand – Pattaya’s trend-setting & leading design hotel – the dusitD2 baraquda pattaya — in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut will host what is set to become the first rooftop film festival in South East Asia — “Pattaya Rooftop Film Fest 2012.” This special event is in honour of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Germany. Selected renowned German films will be displayed at the hotel’s rooftop lounge every Friday throughout February and March 2012.

The opening ceremony & press conference will be held on Friday 3rd February, 2012, at the Sunset Lounge of dusitD2 baraquda pattaya. VIPs, including Mayor of Pattaya, Mr. Itthiphol Khunpuem and the director of Goethe-Institut, Dr. Norbert Spitz will attend.

Pattaya Rooftop Film Festival will be South East Asia’s first rooftop al fresco style movie experience. The inaugural festival aims to promote German Films to German speaking residents who reside in Pattaya as well as to attract those who are interested in the German language & culture.

The festival is poised to become a highlight for cinema lovers in the Eastern Seaboard Zone, not only due to the trendy setting on the beautiful rooftop lounge of the dusitD2 baraquda pattaya, but also because of the high quality programme of renowned contemporary German films. Among the must-see films of this festive are the acclaimed “Goodbye Lenin”, “Elephant Heart” and “Run Lola Run“.

The 9-week long festival will showcase 9 of Germany’s most celebrated films which are:

• Good Bye, Lenin! (Friday 3 February)
• Elefantenherz (Elephant Heart) (Friday 10 February)
• Im Juli (In Juli) (Friday 17 February)
• Soul Kitchen (Friday 24 February)
• Cherry Blossoms (Friday 2 March)
• Knallhart (Tough enough) (Friday 9 March)
• Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) (Friday 16 March)
• Ein Freund von mir (A friend of mine) (Friday 23 March)
• Das Leben der Anderen (The Life of Others) (Friday 30 March)

(**Remark** Movies will be in German language with English subtitle)

As Mr. Ittiphol Khunpuem, Mayor of Pattaya says, “We pride ourselves as one of the most happening and creative cities in Thailand and this event promises to be a “one of a kind” that will surely offer a huge uplifting experience to all visitors.” Mr. Khunpuem continues, “This event will not only help uplift the image of Pattaya in terms of tourism, but it also benefits the movie industry in the eastern seaboard zone.”

While Mr. Michael Ganster, General Manager of dusitD2 baraquda pattaya adds “We look forward to seeing Pattaya as another well recognised film destination for those who have creative minds.” “Our rooftop – Sunset lounge is a perfect venue for a one-of-a-kind movie experience not just because it’s trendy and beautiful, but the venue itself also offers a sense of exclusivity. You can be ensured that this is going to be an outdoor movie experience to remember.”

“The cinematographic language is a universal language. Watching films from around the world helps us to understand the foreign and to discover the familiar in the foreign. With this project we show that the cultural sector and the private sector together can achieve something that would be much harder to achieve for any of the two alone. ” added, Dr. Norbert Spitz, director of Goethe-Institut.

The Pattaya Rooftop Film Festival starts Friday 3 February and runs until Friday 30 March 2012 on every Friday night. No admission fee, guests can simply enjoy selection of delightful drink packages available on each night.

For more information or reservations please contact Tel. 038 769 999 or Email: d2pa@dusit.com

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