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July 2007

In line with sinema.sg’s mantra in giving a greater voice to all Singapore filmmakers to showcase their works and giving Singapore film lovers an opportunity to get in-depth with filmmakers of yesterday and tomorrow, we are proud to present talking sinema – a series of presentations by film people for film people.

What defines originality in a film? This question is often hardly contested when comparing a particular movie with the plethora of possible or alleged blueprints, scrupulously registered items on any critic’s evaluation chart. Likewise any filmmaker knows that uncomfortable, queasy feeling lurking behind their latest idea that the very thing has been done before, somewhere by someone for sure.

Think Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love, and immediately an emotionally moving palette of colours comes to mind. In any lyrical cinematic masterpiece, besides the director’s brilliant vision, the art director’s eye for details, and the costume-designer’s exquisite craft, there is another often overlooked individual — the colourist.

Written and directed by Wee Li Lin Produced by Fazilah Zainol Abideen Running time: 100 minutes To be released 26 July 2007

881 opens 9 August 2007 in Singapore. Watch this space for exclusive interviews with the filmmakers.

Co-presented by National Museum of Singapore, The Substation and the Singapore Film Commission, Singapore Short Cuts is into its 4th season this year as the premier showcase of local short films in Singapore.