Monday, January 18, 2016

Gala Opening of Singapore Film Festival

The first-ever #SingaporeFilmFestival in KL happening from 14th ~ 17th January 2016 at Pavilion KL & 1 Utama. Presenting 10 feature films from the late 90s till present, opens with the Malaysian premiere of 7 Letters (2015) – an emotive anthology by 7 of Singapore’s most illustrious filmmakers, celebrating the country’s 50th year of independence through the lives & stories of Singaporeans. Each ‘letter’ is intricately interwoven with memories, experiences, joys & woes which honest, sincere, unembellished. Yet through them all, the theme of home threads through.
1. “Cinema” directed by #EricKhoo; pays tribute to the Golden Age of Malay cinema in S'pore.
2. “That Girl” directed by #JackNeo; a heartwarming story about first loves set in a kampung.
3. “The Flame”directed by #KRajagopal; a very personal story about Rajagopal’s parents’ life-changing decision to stay in S'pore following the British’s withdrawal from the newly independent country.
4. “Bunga Sayang” directed by #RoystonTan; a profusion of nostalgia & a mini-musical extravaganza draped around a boy (#RayTanLiangYu) & his upstairs kueh-making makcik neighbour (#JRosmini).
5. “Pineapple Town” directed by #TanPinPin; Ning (#LydiaLook) is adamant on meeting the birth mother of her adopted daughter, a search that takes her to a small town in M'sia.
6. “Parting” directed by #BooJunfeng; a film that delves into themes of history, memory & aging. Ismail (#JAHalim) travels back to S'pore by train from M'sia in search of lost love.
7. “Grandma Positioning System (GPS)” directed by #KelvinTong; a heartwarming story on historical consciousness, family traditions & shared memories, it depicts the story of a young boy who travels with his family to Johor each year during Qing Ming to pay respects to his late grandfather.
The Singapore Film Festival is the finale programme of Titian Budaya. Thanks to @titianbudayasg for d invites & @gscinemas for the refreshment! 😋😯🎬🎥

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