20th Singapore International Film Festival
The 20th Singapore International Film Festival will be running from April 18-30. Tickets have been on sale since 20 March 2007.
Our nation is represented by three films:
Directed by Kan Lume
A man (Lim Yu Beng) and a boy (Loo Zihan) struggle with their mutual sexual desire, all the more because it seems to be a transgression, an anomaly compared to the banal normality of the domestic family unit they try to fit into and live in. The boy’s mother (Goh Guat Kian) festers in her own depression and rage. NTU student Loo Zihan who stars in Solos, also co-wrote and co-directed the film. Kan Lume’s (The Art Of Flirting, SIFF 2006) second effort with Loo Zihan is a daring, adventurous film.
Solos is in the running for the Sliver Screen Awards and will be screened on 25 April, Wednesday at 7pm at the National Museum Gallery Theatre.
Aki Ra’s Boys
Directed by James Leong, Lynn Lee
Boreak and Vannak are Aki Ra’s boys. They are considered the luckiest boys in their families. They live in a home in Siem Reap, along with a dozen other young landmine victims. And despite both missing a right arm, neither child has time for self-pity. They’re too busy exploring the bleak and beautiful world that is Cambodia, too busy playing, learning and dreaming of a day when they can be just be like Aki Ra – a former Khmer Rouge soldier turned anti-mine crusader.
Aki Ra’s Boys will be shown together with The Changi Murals which was feature before in sinema.sg. 24 April, Tuesday at 9.15pm at the National Museum Gallery Theatre.
All images courtesy of The 20th Singapore International Film Festival www.filmfest.org.sg.