Singapore film makers vying for honours at Cannes Film Festival
Singapore film makers are vying for international recognition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and Market. Critically-acclaimed producer/director Eric Khoo will showcase his first animated feature on May 17. Called “Tatsumi”, the feature is based on the life and works of manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi.
It is competing in the Un Certain Regard section, a renowned film event known for highlighting cutting-edge original works.
Singapore’s Media Development Authority said the showcase of Tatsumi makes this the seventh consecutive year that Singapore productions have made the cut for the Cannes Film Festival Official Selection.
Also selected for the Official Selection is an 11-minute film, “Suu and Uchikawa”, by Nathanael Carton, a graduate student from Singapore’s Tisch School of the Arts Asia.