Student-Led Perspectives Film Festival Returns With Its Most Audacious Lineup Yet2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Perspectives Film Festival, Singapore’s first and longest-running student-led film festival, returns for its 14th edition from 21 to 31 October with nine outstanding films, including the Singapore premiere of Leos Carax’s Annette. The highly-anticipated musical, which was the 2021 Cannes opener, will close the Perspectives Film Festival with a physical film screening — the festival’s first in two years.
Also making their Singapore premieres are acclaimed titles which include Shooting the Mafia, Strawberry Mansion, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, with screen restored classics from the 1970s and 1980s, such as the animated Belladonna of Sadness and On the Silver Globe, completing the lineup.
These films, centring around the festival’s theme of “What The__?!” and streaming on The Projector Plus, invites the audience to form their own unique interpretations, and immerse themselves in the bizarre and daring worlds created in the films.
Tickets to the festival are now on sale at perspectivesfilmfestival.com. Check the festival’s Facebook and Instagram pages for all the latest updates, including details for a chance to win a PRISM+ C270 Gaming Monitor and Arc Stealth Monitor worth $628.
Festival directors, Amira Yunos and Erwin Lim, shared that the festival’s programmers “pushed the boundaries and challenged the status quo. […] This year, our films explore the troubles, taboos, and anxieties of living in an ever-changing world. We have a loyal following with a big appetite for cinematic experiments, and we are proud to present films that will make them go ‘What The__?!’ ”.
Nikki Draper, the founding faculty and course coordinator, shared her experience of organising a hybrid festival: “It was a challenge because we usually screen a big range of films from all around the world—some that are old, some from small distributors who don’t have digital copies, and more. Despite that, we have a hybrid format where most films will be online with the exception of our closing film, a Singapore premiere, Annette, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. This film fits the ‘What The __?!’ theme and complements the other great films available online.”