Singapore’s Best Films
It’s an exciting time for Singaporean cinema. From Cannes to Jeonju and everywhere in between, Singaporean films have become a fixture. While Singapore’s first Palme d’Or, Golden Bear or Golden Lion may still be some years away, it’s a better time than ever to take a look back.
What is our Citizen Kane, Casablanca or The Godfather? Has any one film characterized Singaporean cinema as Rashomon did for Japan and Infernal Affairs did for Hong Kong? Is there a definitive Singaporean film?
We spoke to the who’s who in the Singapore film scene—those who set the gears in motion and those who will shape the industry in years to come—and asked them to tell us about their favorite films.
The result: Not one outright winner, but a pantheon of the best films this country has produced.