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The Every War, The Every Eden: Thailand + Cambodia

Wat Arun across Chao Phraya River during sunset

  Thailand and Cambodia have complex histories, shaped, in part, by the countries that surround them, and on film Thailand has often stood in for its war-ravaged neighbors. Follow Museyon Guide Jose Lustre, Jr., to find out which city played both Saigon and Phnom Penh and visit the region’s more idyllic attractions, including Cambodia’s famous temples, stars of In the ... Read More »

A Cinematic City, Old and New: Tokyo, Japan

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  From Godzilla to Lost in Translation, join Eija Niskanen as she traces Tokyo’s celluloid history. Explore the city’s signature blend of nostalgia (in neighborhoods like Ginza and Nihonbashi), youth (Harajuku and Akihabara) and progress (in Roppongi and Shibuya), and see why Tokyo is the perfect setting for a sci-fi film. About Your Guide: Eija Margit Niskanen has her M.A. ... Read More »

Inside and Beyond the Tourist Traps: Seoul, South Korea

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More and more, foreign audiences are paying attention to Korean cinema, thanks in part to Bong Joon-ho’s unexpected monster-movie hit, 2006’s The Host. Get a crash course in South Korea’s cinematic history and join Elise Yoon as she leads a tour of landmarks in Seoul and beyond, accessible even to a first-time visitor. About Your Guide: Elise Jongeun Yoon is ... Read More »

Nocturne: The City in Pictures: Hong Kong, China

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  Hong Kong has changed a lot since the ‘90s, when the city was pumping out more than 200 films a year. But directors are still drawn to the city, with its colonial past and capitalist present. Join Scarlet Cheng for a tour of the city’s landmarks and spend a day with director Zhang Yimou. About Your Guide: Scarlet Cheng ... Read More »

From Russia with Luxe: Russia

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  Take a tour of the world’s largest country that goes back to Sergei Eisenstein and the earliest days of cinema. Find out why so many “Russian” films were actually shot in neighboring Soviet Republics, and visit St. Petersburg, a city that still boasts some of film’s most famous landmarks.  About Your Guide: Laurel Maury has had a fascination with ... Read More »

Dark Space/White Space: Scandinavia

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  In a land which oscillates between 24 hours of sunlight to days of total darkness, Scandinavia is a region of extremes. Learn about the strange rituals at Denmark’s Filmbyen, or “Film City,” then visit the volcanic isle of Iceland, the Nordic metropoles of Oslo and Copenhagen and the Sweden of Ingmar Bergman. About Your Guide: Enrique Ramirez is an ... Read More »

From Atonement to Trainspotting: United Kingdom

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  From historic Canterbury to Hitchcock’s London, Museyon Guide Tom Beer proves that British cinema is every bit as interesting as its Continental cousins. Discover the iconic film location scouted in Country Life magazine and find out which movie draws film buffs to Edinburgh, despite being filmed in Glasgow. About Your Guide: Tom Beer has written about film for Time ... Read More »

The Local Orient: Istanbul, Turkey

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Bridging Europe and Asia, Istanbul represents everything from the glamour of the Orient Express to the chaos of the Grand Bazaar, with a lot of history and mythology in between. See why the seductive city is a favorite of the James Bond series with your Museyon Guide Pelin Turgut. About Your Guide: Pelin Turgut writes about Turkey for a variety ... Read More »

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