“881” is Royston Tan’s latest feature film, as of course you will have heard by now. An all-singing, all-dancing carnival with a substantial dip into melodrama, this one doesn’t come as much of a surprise for anyone roughly familiar with the work of Singapore’s No.1 auteur of the day.
Local filmmaker Royston Tan has directed a tribute video for the 21st Singapore International Film Festival featuring Singaporean directors who began their filmmaking careers with the Singapore International Film Festival in the last two decades, which include Eric Khoo, Jack Neo, Royston Tan, Wee Li Lin, K Rajagopal, Meng Ong, Jasmine Ng, Sun Koh, Han Yew Kwang, Victric Thng and Boo Junfeng (who kindly posted this video up online). Watch it below!
The 21st Singapore International Film Festival kicks off in about a month’s time on 4 April 2008 with The Princess of Nebraska (directed by Wayne Wang, co-starring Singaporean female actor Pamelyn Chee) at Lido, 9.15pm and continues on for the next ten days.