19th MAY 2022
Premiere of Me and the Magic Door:
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. The film will be screened again at Museum Siam on 31 May and other venues to follow.