To See: Pleasure Factory + Anna & Anna
Ekachai Uekrongtham’s feature film Pleasure Factory continues its successful run in Shaw cinemas island-wide. The 88-minuter is currently the highest grossing R-21 film to hit local screens this year with close to $16,000 in box office returns so far, beating other R-21 movies such as Hostel Part II and The Hills Have Eyes 2.
Also part of the official selection at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard Section, Pleasure Factory is a film which interweaves three stories that take place over the course of a night in Geylang, Singapore’s red-light district.
A collaboration between Singapore producers, a Hong Kong director and crew spanning across the two countries and Shanghai, soon-to-be-released movie Anna & Anna will hit screens nationwide come 8 November 2007. Based on a story by producer Ng Sian Ngoh and a script by local reporter Chew Boon Leong, Anna & Anna tells the tale of two girls who may share the same face, but not the same motives. It is also worth noting that the film relies on the music of Singaporeans such as Dick Lee and Mavis Hee.
Return to 1996 with Cathay‘s anniversary screening of Army Daze at the Orchard Cineleisure multiplex for a week from 1 November 2007. Even better news â€“ ticket prices have also returned to 1996 and will only be priced at $5.50.
The Substation returns with First Take in November on the 5th, kicking off at 8pm at The Substation Theatre. This round of screenings will feature the works of Ghazi Alqudcy, a final-year student pursuing his Diploma in New Media at School of Technology for the Arts at Republic
Polytechnic. For more information, visit the Substation Moving Images website.