SFS Showcase Series Returns With Three Critically-Acclaimed Films Surrounding “Identity & Connection”3 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
As we enter the final third of the 2021 film calendar, the Singapore Film Society (SFS) is presenting the third installment of its inaugural SFS Showcase series which first kicked off in April.
Consisting of thematic screenings throughout the year, the Showcase is part of the SFS’ efforts to continue to bring forth diverse, alternative film programming in the cinemas, in spite of the pandemic and adhering to prevailing Covid-19 guidelines, and to support the film industry.
SFS’ third showcase, titled “Identity & Connection”, will feature critically-acclaimed films from the United Kingdom, Greece and Japan:
- Mogul Mowgli
BAFTA nominee for Outstanding British Film of the Year and Berlinale FIPRESCI Prize – Panorama winner, starring Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
- Apples (Mila)
Horizons award nominee at the Venice Film Festival and debut feature by Greek director Christos Nikou (crew, Dogtooth)
- Ainu Mosir
Winner of the Best Narrative Feature – Special Jury Mention award at the Tribeca Film Festival, written and directed by Takeshi Fukunaga
With this third showcase, SFS invites audiences to look inwards at ourselves as complex human beings, through the lens of films that shed light on what identity and connection mean. In “Identity & Connection”, the three films featured are highly personal stories of individuals caught up in their changing cultural milieu.
In Mogul Mowgli, ethnic identity is a key theme as a British Pakistani rapper is afflicted by an illness that threatens to derail his big break. Apples, a quaint work of the now-established Greek Weird Wave, centres on building new identities amid a worldwide pandemic that triggers sudden amnesia, causing people to lose their memory of who they are. Lastly, Ainu Mosir sees a 14-year old boy, a descendant of Japan’s indigenous Ainu people, trying to come to terms with the recent death of his father while learning what it means to connect with one’s cultural and ethnic heritage.
Attendance to SFS Showcase #3 is free for SFS Fam members, while SFS Friend and SFS Kopi & Movi members get discounts of up to 50% off. The showcase is open to both SFS members and non-members. Tickets are priced at $15 (inclusive of GST) for the public and are available on the SFS website until 2 October 2021.
Please note that SFS Showcase #3 screenings will be held in “Vaxed Halls” at Golden Village Suntec City. Consumption of food & drinks is permitted in Vaxed Halls as part of GV’s Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures. For more information about Vaxed Halls, please visit www.gv.com.sg
|Mogul Mowgli||25 Sept, Sat||1.30pm||GV Suntec|
|Apples||25 Sept, Sat||3.50pm||GV Suntec|
|Ainu Mosir||2 Oct, Sat||1.30pm||GV Suntec|
|Mogul Mowgli||2 Oct, Sat||3.50pm||GV Suntec|