Luang Prabang Cinema

Luang Prabang has a week-long film festival.


As locals commute home, I decide to take a quick trek to the top of Mount Phousi to watch sunset.

On my way down, I spot the night markets setting up. Red and blue canopies pop up over the main road directly in front of the Royal Palace. For dinner, I'll grab grub like I usually do by the food markets near Joma Cafe.

Commuting home.

The view from Mount Phousi.

Stairs leading to the top of Mount Phousi.

Night market and Haw Pha Bang.

Vendors set up their stands.


Food market.

A buffet stand (there's a microwave in the back to heat things up).

Fruit stand.

A night at the movies

After dinner I head to the park where the Luang Prabang Film Festival's held. Usually I'm there for ten, maybe twenty minutes before I head home, early to bed and early to rise.

On this particular evening, however, I stay for the hour. There's a Laotian ensemble set up and they're rocking it, playing a live soundtrack to accompany the 1927 black and white film Chang. It was a stellar performance both in the screen and in front of it.

Film buffs and moviegoers.

A brief synopsis.