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Perspectives Film Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary2 min read

21 September 2017 2 min read


Perspectives Film Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary2 min read

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Singapore’s one and only student-run film festival, Perspectives Film Festival: Breakthroughs in Cinema
(20-29 October 2017) celebrates their 10th anniversary this year with their biggest programme yet-an
eclectic international selection of 11 films centering on the theme of Rebels. Whether it is defying social
norms or going against institutional systems, the festival presents works from filmmakers who have inspired
the world with their daring and unconventional ideas.

Opening the festival is Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director Matthew Heineman’s City
of Ghosts, a 2017 documentary that follows the courageous journey of Syrian activist group “Raqqa is Being
Slaughtered Silently”, comprising of a team of citizen journalists who risked their lives to expose the
atrocities of ISIS in their homeland.

“In honour of our 10th anniversary, we want to celebrate Perspectives’ breakthrough legacy by going back
to its very essence-being fresh, unconventional, and rebellious,” said co-festival director Tiffany Soh. “We
have expanded the number of films in our line-up and curated a diverse selection of rebels in every way,
shape and form.”

This year, the public can look forward to a series of interactive ancillary events. For the first time,
Perspectives will be screening virtual reality (VR) shorts that will give participants a chance to immerse
themselves in a new storytelling medium, while also engaging in a panel discussion with local VR artists
and companies behind this interesting technology.
With a spread of Singapore premieres, timeless restored classics, and exciting ancillary events to pick from,
co-festival director Matthew Chew added that long-time fans and first-time attendees alike can expect a
fresh and innovative experience with this year’s edition of Perspectives.


City of Ghosts (Matthew Heineman, 2017) ““ Singapore Premiere (Opening)

Black Girl (Ousmane Sembène, 1966) ““ Restored Classic

Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966) ““ Restored Classic

Behemoth (Zhao Liang, 2015) ““ Singapore Premiere

The Apple (Samira Makhmalbaf, 1998) ““ Screening in 35mm

La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971) ““ Restored Classic

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Sergei Parajanov, 1965) ““ Screening in 35mm

The Lure (Agnieszka Smoczynska, 2015) ““ Singapore Premiere

I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni, 2017) ““ Singapore Premiere

Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-Wai, 1990) ““ Screening in 35mm (Closing)


15 October 2017 (Ancillary Event)
20-22, 26-29 October 2017 (Main Programme)

National Museum of Singapore, Alliance Française, Shaw Lido, *SCAPE

Film Screening Admission:

i) Individual Ticket Price
– $13 Standard
– $11 Student (Local & Overseas), Seniors (55 years and above), NSFs, Singapore Film Society (SFS) members, and PAssion Card members

ii) Festival Pass
– Allows pass holders access to all 11 film screenings.
– $99 Standard

iii) Restored Classics Pass
– Allows entry to the following three films: Black Girl, Blow-Up and McCabe & Mrs Miller
– $30 Standard

iv) Women in Charge Pass
– Allows entry to the following three films: The Lure, I Am Not a Witch and The Apple
– $30 Standard

Ticket sales, detailed lineup, and film information available at:

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