dusitD2 baraquda pattaya to host South East Asia’s first and Thailand’s hippest rooftop film festival
Pattaya’s trend-setting & leading design hotel – the dusitD2 baraquda pattaya -- in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut and the Embassy of Germany 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 His Excellency Dr. Hanns H. Schumacher, German Ambassador to Thailand, Mayor of Pattaya, Mr. Itthiphol Khunpuem and the director of Goethe-Institut, Dr. Norbert Spitz will attend.
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:
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.”
“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.
(Rooftop Sunset Lounge)
(Recommended film: Goodbye Lenin, showing on Friday 3 February)
Note to editor:
dusitD2: dusitD2 is the second generation dusit International, blending tradition with the contemporary in a modern setup, uniting the standards that are international with hospitality that is distinctly Thai. dusitD2 baraquda pattaya, opened in December 2008, is located on Pattaya 2 road, with easy access to the beach, entertainment, shopping and café scene.
For further information, please contact:
pattaya 2 road,
pattaya city, chonburi 20150
1699 (within thailand)
:+66 (0) 3876 9999
:+66 (0) 3876 9900