24 August 2018

Alliance Française

Les diaboliques
Citizen Dog
Bangkok's Alliance Française will show two classic films next month: the French thriller Les diaboliques and the Thai indie fantasy Citizen Dog (หมานคร). Henri-Georges Clouzot's Les diaboliques is a superb example of Hitchcockian suspense, and was a major influence on Psycho. Wisit Sasanatieng's Citizen Dog is too self-consciously quirky, though it's still a charming film and its anti-plastic theme was ahead of its time.

Les diaboliques will be shown on 11th September, and Citizen Dog will be screened on 18th September. Both screenings will be at Alliance Française's new location: last month, the centre moved to a new building in an adjacent street, to make way for a gentrification project.