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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 two new features this July. SGIFF Film Club is an intimate and welcoming space for cinema-goers to nurture their own ways of appreciating film culture through stories close to home and engaging in conversation with a diverse pool of opinions.

In partnership with CRANE, at Robertson Quay, the film sessions are now available in July and will run for a limited time until October to offer rarely-available, diverse genres of films in the lead-up to our year-end Film Festival.
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.

SGIFF Film Club attendees this July can look forward to two new feature screenings that deal with contemporary issues, cutting through the grime and dirt of manipulative politicking and capitalist endeavours to expose layers of (subjective) truths beneath. All films have been screened at past SGIFF festivals.

The Kingmaker dir. Lauren Greenfield – 27 July | Wednesday | 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Centred on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines. The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imedela’s present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family’s history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch’s extravagant love for her country. In an age where fake news manipulates elections, Imelda’s comeback story serves as a dark fairy tale.

The Great Buddha+ dir. Huang Hsin-yao – 28 July | Thursday | 7:00pm – 9:30pm :

Pickle is a night security guard at a Buddha statue factory owned by rich playboy Kevin. There, he is frequently visited by his best friend, Belly Button, a recyclables collector, and together they endure the dull nightshift by watching television – until it gets broken one night. Hoping to find some drama, they stumble upon Kevin’s dashboard camera, where they find footage which contains their boss’ ugly secrets that will change their lives forever.

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

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