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Discovering Italian Architecture in Bangkok, a documentary with a fiction twist that takes us on a historical tour of the legacies of Italian architecture in Bangkok, from Hua Lamphong station to palaces and residences of the era. Fruits of research by the Arch of Memory Research Unit at Chulalongkorn University offer a glimpse of treasures of paintings by Galileo Chini, Cleto Luzzi, and amazing architectural drawings and historical photographs, which were among many highlights of the film.
Me and the Magic Door was made possible by the Embassy of Italy in Bangkok, Ambassador Lorenzo Galanti, with the story and screenwriting by Francesca Andreini and director Marco Gatti starring Maria Giulietta Consentino, Stefania Kim Gardini, Samuel Nai, and a few surprise guests.

TRAILER

INTERVIEW ON “ME AND THE MAGIC DOOR”

RACCONTI

Da oltre dieci anni collaboro con la rivista letteraria

Zibaldoni e altre meraviglie.

RIBALTAMENTI

LE PRIME VOLTE

ALTRI RACCONTI

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EVENTI & SERATE

Italian writers Bangkok
3rd AUGUST 2022
Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand – FCCT
Thailand has had a historical love affair with Italian arts and culture, led by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) and King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). In 1868, the kingdom of Siam established diplomatic relations with the kingdom of Italy following the country’s unification. Many Italian architectural experts and artists were recruited to Bangkok to work on major construction and design projects in Siam during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These works of craftsmanship can be seen in some of Bangkok’s most iconic buildings including Government House, Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall and Baan Phitsanulok.
On this evening, the FCCT in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Thailand will screen a 70-minute documentary film, “Me and the Magic Door: Discovering Italian Architecture in Bangkok”.
A non-profit project initiated by Francesca Andreini and the film’s director Marco Gatti, this documentary aims to showcase the best of Italy’s cultural legacy in Thailand and the long history of collaboration between the two countries via the works of Italian architects, artists, and designers.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Italian ambassador Lorenzo Galanti, Francesca Andreini, director Marco Gatti, and experts professors Neungreudee Lohapon and Paolo Piazzardi.
This event will not be live-streamed although the related discussion will be posted on the FCCT’s Facebook page. 
DETAILS OF THE EVENT ON FCCT FACEBOOK PAGE

22nd AUGUST 2022
Let’s follow the journey of a Thai-Italian writer in exploring Italian architect’s projects in Siam through “Me and The Magic Door”,  a film created by the collaboration of The Embassy of Italy in Thailand, Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce (TICC), Max Image Co., Ltd, and The Arc of Memory Research Unit Chulalongkorn University.
The film screening will be held at the Office of Art and Culture, Chulalongkorn University, on Monday 22 August 2022. Onsite registration will start at 5 p.m.
Registration form for general public  https://forms.gle/kT4Ab7uNA44DrDci9
Registration form for Chulalongkorn student  https://forms.gle/eKDYjp7YfB1soi8T9
Due to the limited availability of seats, the registration will end on Thursday, 18 August 2022, 11.59 p.m.
DETAILS OF THE EVENT ON CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY FACEBOOK PAGE