An electrifying experience and ambience was present even before the official inauguration. Expectations and anxiety grew gradually as the final date came closer and our stars would soon be arriving in Hua hin.
Our minds grew wild, Movie stars, Directors, Film legends, Screen monuments, unforgettable moments of awards celebrations and ceremonies.
A fantastic ambience was felt at the beach side of the Intercontinental Resort as a red carpet was spread that led to a stage which could embrace at least 200 persons….. sorry….. Stars. The bright red carpet presented Movie stars from Thailand, India, Korea, China and other international celebrities that gave presence to this international event. A big moment, a great premiere awaited us all in Hua Hin.
Needless to comment on the dress –up of our VIP´s. The colourful dresses , décolleté´s , hip swinging beauties of the white screen hushed us up as we stared in pure astonishment and admiration.
The moment of truth was upon us. Stunning beauties, handsome Chappytowers. How some of the female stars could move in their tight dresses with mile high heels on their highly erotic shoes remains a well kept secret. But they did move and they did stun us. The guys did, this time stand in the shadow of the female stars. Why not, it was worthwhile.
I am sure the fashion trend set here once and for all will be followed up closely by our everyday female population.
Gent´s fashion progressed more or less towards the hair creations where scalps are modeled to create fear and destruction, we could believe. Fearful hairdo´s with porcupine styles and loads, loads of gel , black shoe polish and other additives sculptured appearances and definitely set male hair fashion trends. Are we creating a future “Robot-look?”, walking around with his iPod or Galaxy, you name it, plugged ears with phones on roller-skates. Where has our romance gone? Mind you please, these were only observations.
At the opening, the organizer and owner of the Intercontinental Resort and Centenial Park, Khun Suwat made his introductory speech. He emphasized that with all the international glamour, we also focus on the growing Thai film industry and the strategic position of Hua Hin as an international top tourist destination as we create a great possibility for our Thai upcoming stars and Thai film industry to to establish themselves internationally. This is Khun Suwat´s target.
All film stars and international guests were given a warm and enthusiastic welcome by the guests.
The magic atmosphere spread as fireworks crowned the event after the welcome words of Khun Suwat. Cannes was in everyone´s mind as the milestone of all film festivals about 60 years ago. After Cannes, Montreux and others followed. Hua Hin is destined to be in the line up and I am sure next festivals will follow. Hua Hin will remain in our memories as the film festival showed several contemporary movies and some of great heritage.
Khun Suwat has proven that we can write history in Hua Hin. No one before has tried. As Gorbatchof said so well put: “He who comes late is punished by life !”. Congratulations Khun Suwat and your entire team. Perfect timing, perfect organization and brilliant PR work. Can we count of many more events for Hua Hin, especially culturally? Hua Hin is now on the international film festival map!