World-class food and beverage openings are seemingly two-a-penny in Bangkok these days, and as ever more high-profile brands make their way to the Thai capital (celebrated recent arrivals include Sephora and Ku De Ta to name but two), it’s rather refreshing when an activity comes along that is both out of the ordinary and culturally rich – even when it’s not necessarily the culture you might expect. As in years past, the city’s branch of the German society Goethe-Institut has once again taken to its verdant gardens for its annual open air-cinema series, and with the free event into its final weeks, there’s nary a moment to lose in planning your visit.Offering unique insight into the German film industry and the culture itself, the weekly cinema event focuses on recently made and released German films, screened along with English subtitles. In ‘Hotel Lux’, showing February 11, director Leander Haussman takes viewers on the tragicomedic journey of two politics-parodying actors through Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, while the final film on February 25 sees Andreas Dresden’s powerful 2011 Cannes prize-winner ‘Stopped On Track’ round out the series. Whether you're a film lover or a culture buff, this is one not to be missed.
18/1 Soi Goethe / Sathorn 1 / +66 (2) 287 0942-4
screenings on Tuesday at 7:30 pm / goethe.de