Celebrate Global Cinema: Opening Film of 2024 Contemporary World Film Series at TK Park – SAT 29 JUNE, 4:00 PM

Celebrate Global Cinema: Opening Film of 2024 Contemporary World Film Series at TK Park – SAT 29 JUNE, 4:00 PM

‘SEPTEMBER- The Silent Cry’
(‘Septiembre, un llanto en silencio’)
1 HR 09 MINS
Supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala to the Kingdom of Thailand
SATURDAY, 29th. JUNE 2024, 4:00 PM

We are delighted to resume the popular Contemporary World Film Series at TK Park,
this year.

Our Opening Film is from the lush and beautiful Central American country of
Guatemala. This is the first film from the country to be screened in Thailand.
Directed by the country’s most renowned film-maker Kenneth Mueller, the story is a
powerful exploration of love, resilience, and the human spirit.

September opens on a shocking-note with a bomb explosion by terrorists in a bus carrying innocent people. The bomb kills a lovely mother carrying a baby, and the baby becomes deaf.

The bomb-explosion refers to a notorious bomb-explosion by army guerrillas in
Guatemala, on 5 September 1980 (hence, the title).

The incident affected the Director’s life personally, because his mother and brother were on the ill-fated bus. His mother was not killed, but his brother became deaf.

In the film, the baby daughter Theresa is brought up by her father, and the two face many challenges. She grows into a lovely girl, falls in love, but politics is a blockade.

The lead-role is played by a brilliant actor who has starred in many films of the region, supported by a very talented actress (she prepared for her role by interacting with the Director’s deaf brother.)

The film moved audiences at festivals around the world. ‘Profoundly human- the film is a jewel of young Latin American Cinema-’ said the Wall
Street Journal.

We are proud to screen a film that is a rare amalgam of politics and humanity.
The screening of September is supported by the Embassy of Guatemala in Bangkok, who
will serve an array of local snacks and drinks.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala H.E. Ms. Shirley Dennise Aguilar
Barrera, will introduce the film.

Don’t Miss the Opening Film of TK Park’s 2024 Contemporary World Film Series.

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