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Film Fanatic: SGIFF Film Club offers intimate sessions to explore new perspectives this June

The Singapore International Film Festival proudly presents the SGIFF Film Club. With the aim to nurture deeper and more diverse appreciation of film culture through stories close to home, SGIFF Film Club is an initiative to offer an intimate and welcoming space for conversations about cinema for the casual cinema-goer to the film enthusiast.

In partnership with CRANE, at Robertson Quay, the new sessions are now available in June and will subsequently be targeted to run each month up to September to offer up diverse genres of films. Available at $38 per ticket with a light meal, each session showcases a screening of rarely available independent films and encourages participatory discussions facilitated by the SGIFF team.

With the hosting of an ongoing public programme, SGIFF hopes to develop informed ways to engage with our audiences, evoke new curiosities and nurture a deeper appreciation of film in Singapore. S

GIFF Film Club – June Sessions will feature two local thrillers and to keep suspense, offer a Mystery screening for one to discover. All films have screened at past SGIFF festivals.

On 11th June and 25th June, the club will present a mystery film. Challenging the notion of judging a book by its cover, the mystery film aims to surprise audiences, taking them on a journey to explore an even wider variety of films. Each mystery film is specially curated for the month. Against a sea of fate, with little foreknowledge, a man sets off on a journey through multiple lifetimes. This month, our mystery film reassesses traditional filmmaking styles, distilling it down to the mystery of collaboration. Piecing together different narratives, the audience is invited to adventure into a fortunate game of Clue.

On 15th June, the club presents Ken Kwek’s Unlucky Plaza, a 2014 multi-character thriller film that was the Opening film for the 25th Singapore International Film Festival – a first for a Singaporean film. Unlucky Plaza follows Onassis, once the proud owner of Singapore’s most-popular diner. By a twist of fate, he takes people hostage in a millionaire’s mansion. Stars Adrian Pang, Judee Tan, Guo Liang, Shane Mardjuki and Filipino star Epy Quizon as the beleaguered Onassis.

On 29th June, the club presents Perth, a 2004 Singaporean drama film that was presented at the 17th Singapore International Film Festival. It stars Lim Kay Tong as Harry Lee, a part-time security guard and taxicab driver in Singapore. In Perth, a disillusioned cabdriver falls for a Vietnamese prostitute and dreams of leaving Singapore.

For more details & updates or purchase of tickets, visit their website here

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