When Laos became communist in 1975, it removed many influences of Western culture, among them film. A new film entitled Sabaidee Luang Prabang (Good morning, Luang Prabang) premiered on May 24 in Vientiane (the capital of Laos). It's the first commercial film shot in Laos since 1975. It was shown at the Laos National Cultural Center, perhaps out of national pride but also possibly out of necessity; Laos has only two movie theatres, both in Vientiane.
How open Laos is to new films is a good question; Agence France-Presse (from whom I swiped this story) implied that the May 24 screening was a one-shot; the story notes diplomatically, "It is not clear when, or if, further screenings in Laos are planned."