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December 2006

2006 has been an amazing year for Singapore films, with a bumper crop of independent films. According to an article in zaobao.com (Google translation in English here – imperfect but offers the gist), horror seems to be the genre of the moment.

From Cine.SG: A satire on human obsessions – a wife’s obsession for arm wrestling comes to an end due to her husband. The husband (Johnny Ng of I Not Stupid 2 fame) becomes obsessed with arm wrestling due to his wife. A drama and comedy, Unarmed Combat is about the things that people will do in order to get what they want. It starts simply and innocently enough when a beautiful stranger enters the life of a middle-aged laundry shop boss. Also stars WKRZ 91.3FM DJ Marilyn Lee (The Art of Flirting).

Directed by Low Ling Hooi. Running time unknown.

Directed by Phillip Lim Produced by Jonathan Foo Written by Phillip Lim, Haresh Sharma and Edmund Tan Running time: 100 minutes Released in 1998 In a nutshell The lives and loves of students at a Singapore junior college — is it all sugar, spice and all things nice?

Royston Tan has done it again. 4:30 won the Best Film Award at the 4th Rome Asian Film Festival beating other films like I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone by Tsai Ming Liang, Exiled by Johnnie To, Loft by Kiyoshi Kurosawa and The Peter Pan Formula by Cho Chang Ho.

The Toronto-Singapore Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its second festival in 2007. This festival aims to introduce Singapore to the audiences of Toronto through films made by Singaporean filmmakers. The first festival was held on 18 February 2006.