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Floating Cinema In Exotic Thailand Paradise
Tucked in between large rocks in a dreamy lagoon on Thailand’s Kudu Island, one of the world’s most unusual open-air cinemas floats on the tranquil sea.
Probably the closest thing to heaven in the eyes of a movie fan, this magical raft is home to the Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Festival that takes place from March 9th to 13th.
Last year, the festival had its debut under the theme Primordial, celebrating the return to the roots and nature. Producer and cultural activist Tilda Swinton and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul couldn’t have picked the better place to screen the movies that are emphasizing the importance of living in harmony with nature, all thanks to a German architectural genius.
Architect Ole Scheeren currently resides in Hong Kong but works all over Asia, creating breathtaking and futuristic projects. He fully understood the concept behind Film on the Rocks Yao Noi and used only recycled materials, wood and minimalist design. The raft is made using a technique local fishermen have for making floating lobster farms and it consists of several individual modules that can be assembled and reassembled at will.
In the night, the audience is taken to the magnificent cinema by boat, and the experience of watching a movie while gently swinging on the waves is priceless. The floating theater will travel around the island for other movie projections before returning to the starting point where it will be donated to the Yao Noi community.