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BBC Network Partners with Laosat

Laosat DTH, a local satellite service provider, has struck a deal with BBC Worldwide Asia that will now offer Lao viewers access to BBC World News, BBC Earth and CBeebies for the first time.

The channels, which will air on Laosat DTH, will be available in all 17 provinces, giving

‘Dearest Sister’ Becomes Laos’ First Ever Academy Awards Entry

2017 has shaped up to be an unprecedented year of firsts for Laos. With the country sending its first ever participant to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant, to its first ever film submission to the Academy Awards.

In the country’s first-ever Oscars submission, Laos has selected Mattie Do’s …

Luang Prabang Film Festival Searches for New Talent

The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced that it is looking for applicants for its 2017 Talent Lab for Southeast Asian filmmakers, to be led by Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI). The Lab, which will focus on grant writing and project pitching, will be held during the opening weekend of …

Food Park Opens in Vientiane City Center

Gone are the days of not knowing where to eat, thanks to M-Park food and beverage park. Situated in the city center of Vientiane Capital, directly across from Xayoh Grill House, this charming food park offers an array of delicious food and beverage stalls, all in one alluring open-aired location

Laos Announces Submission of Film for 90th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Category

Luang Prabang, 18 July 2017 — In a historic first for the small Southeast Asian country, Laos will submit a film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration in the 90th Academy Awards, to be held on 4 March 2018.
 
The Academy Awards, better …

Lao Rocker ‘Sack Cells’ Goes Viral in China with “Belt and Road” Song

Sack Cells Belt and Road Song

Athisack Ratanavong, or more popularly known as ‘Sack Vong Cells’, is recognized in Laos as being a talented rock musician and singer for his work at Indee Records. However, the Lao national has recently caught the attention of people in China with his soft rock track, “Yidaiyilu”, the Chinese

Film Review: Beauty & The Beast

Beauty & the Beast

By Bruce Worthington
To be perfectly honest, I didn’t expect to like Disney’s live action update of their Oscar-nominated animated film
Beauty and the Beast. The trailer has been screening at Vientiane Center for the past six weeks, and while the music certainly stirred up a bit of that nostalgic

Laos Crowds Go Wild for Thai Actress Aum Patcharapa

Aum-Craziness

Aum Patcharapa made a memorable visit to an extremely packed Vientiane Center Shopping Mall for a Mistine+Ka0na event in which the Thai actress received deafening applause from the young adult crowd in Laos. Known for her sizzling, sexy model shots and wide-ranging acting talent, Aum holds the title of one of the most popular Thai …