Tag: Film

Preview: Singapore International Film Festival 2018 – Let The Magic In

The annual Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) makes its return this November for its 29th Edition. Taking place for 12 days from 28th November to 9th December, the festival continues to promote cinema’s latest and best new works to the screen, celebrate Asian storytellers and bring these to the attention of an international audience. 103

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Preview: French Film Festival 2018

The French Film Festival returns this November with a lineup of cinema to thrill, chill and evoke laughter! A bumper crop of around 30 classic and contemporary films will be making their appearance this festival, ensuring that it continues to maintain its position as a film festival that’s truly for all. While French cinema has

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Perspectives Film Festival 2018: An Interview with Festival Directors Claudia Loo and Lee Yi Jia

The Perspectives Film Festival returns for its 11th edition from 25th – 28th October 2018! Taking on the theme of ‘Instituitions’, Singapore’s longest running student-run film festival will examine stories in which individuals tackle the the limits of their institutions head on, featuring seven films and other fringe activities during the festival. We spoke to Perspectives

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Review: Of Love and Law dir. Hikaru Toda (Love and Pride Film Festival 2018)

The trials and tribulations of a law firm run by an openly gay couple in Japan tugs at the heartstrings and leaves one with irrefutable hope for the future.  Of Love and Law opens not with a shot of our protagonists, but at a park in Osaka, where an LGBTQ event is taking place. The camera

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Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post dir. Desiree Akhavan (Love and Pride Film Festival 2018)

Gay conversion independent drama leaves audiences on a hopeful note Based off Emily M. Danforth’s novel of the same name, which in turn was based off the 2005 Zach Stark ‘de-gaying’ controversy, The Miseducation of Cameron Post ditches the modernities of the original source to set its tale in 1993, where teenagers lived in a simpler time,

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Preview: Perspectives Film Festival 2018

The Perspectives Film Festival, Singapore’s first and longest student-run film festival, returns for its 11th edition from 25th – 28th October 2018! Taking place at the National Museum of Singapore and Alliance Francaise, this year’s festival takes on the theme of ‘Instituitions’, examining stories in which individuals tackle the the limits of their institutions head on. A

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Preview: Golden Village’s 10th Love and Pride Festival

In the wake of recent developments in LGBTQ acceptance all around the world, from India’s repeal of of the penal code to Australia’s allowance for same-sex marriage, Singapore has once again become heated with debate over how our own laws should change in response to these developments, if at all. It feels timely then that

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Preview: CausewayEXchange 2018

Once again acting as a platform to bridge ideas between Singapore and Malaysia’s creative, artistic, social and business communities, the CausewayEXchange (CEX) arts festival returns to Singapore for its 9th edition this September.  Alternating between taking place across both countries, this year’s edition will be held in Singapore, and will showcase a deeper focus on

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Preview: Open City Documentary Festival 2018 (London)

LONDON – The Open City Documentary Festival returns for its eighth edition next week, celebrating creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers while featuring 30 features and 48 shorts, 2 world premieres, 3 European premieres and 26 UK premieres across shorts and features from more than 30 countries. Taking place across a host of venues across central London, the art of

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Crazy Rich Asians Is A Glamorous Affair with Plenty of Heart (Review)

Pitch perfect casting, a whole lot of fun and a sincerity beneath the lux veneer makes this film a winner in our hearts. Some years ago, Crazy Rich Asians would have sounded like the product of a mad fever dream. Even with the announcement of the cast and knowledge that the film had begun shooting, it

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