Eating Air and One Leg Kicking @ China Square Central June 25 - 26
||From June, we kickstart a series of contemporary local films with Eating Air and One Leg Kicking.
||25 June 2010 (Friday) - 26 June 2010 (Saturday), 7:30pm - 9:30pm
||China Square Central, Fountain Square
18 Cross Street Singapore 048423
Free admission for public. This is a rain or shine event. Screenings will be shifted indoors if we encounter bad weather.
Starting from June until August 2010, the monthly SFS China Square outdoor screenings will be showcasing the work of contemporary local filmmakers. Sometimes, the filmmakers themselves will be present to share their experience in the post screening Q&A sessions.
We kickstart the series with the cult motorcycle kungfu love story Eating Air, the debut feature film of Kelvin Tong (Kidnapper, Rule No.1 , The Maid) and Jasmine Ng (Pink Paddlers), and the soccer comedy One Leg Kicking, which ushered in the feature film debut of local funnyman Gurmit Singh.
We will be giving out free Kacang Puteh! Only limited to the first 200 packets, so come early to get your free snacks. This is a rain or shine event. Screenings will be shifted indoors if we encounter bad weather.
June 25 7:30pm
Eating Air 吃风 (PG)
1999| Singapore | English, Mandarin, Hokkien
Color 100 min | Comedy, Romance
Directors: Kelvin Tong, Jasmine Ng
Cast: Benjamin Heng, Alvina Toh, Michelle Chong, Mark Lee
A romance between opposites, Eating Air follows the lives of two teenagers during one of the hottest months in Singapore. For Boy breaking into bridal shops under moonlight is as wildly exicting as taking Girl on her first motrocycle spin. For Girl, hurtling down the the highway faster than the speed of sound is as intoxicatingly frightening as wondering where Boy rushes off to everytime he receives a page. Eating Air is about the joys and pangs of teenage love...
* Director Kelvin Tong and actor Benjamin Heng will be in attendance at the Eating Air screening.
June 26 7:30 pm
One Leg Kicking (PG)
2001 | Singapore | English
Color 90 min | Comedy
Director : WEIKHOO | Cast : Gurmit Singh, Mark Lee, Sharon Au, Moe Alkaff
One Leg Kicking tells the story about a group of underdogs who form an amateur football team (THE DURIANS) to play in a fictional local league organized by a farsighted sponsor. The prize for the winners : a trip to the 2002 World Cup Finals. Gurmit Singh plays (TAI PO) the common man’s hero, raising his two young children single handedly after his wife passes away. The rest of the “Durians” include Mark Lee (HANDSOME), an ex-convict with major anger management problems, Moe Alkaff (VERNON), a lounge singer struggling against his deadly nemesis, the karaoke machine; and Sharon Au (KIM) a tender but tough tomboy, while Siva Choy (SAMMY BEST) plays the inspirational coach who moulds them into a winning side.
"I'm constantly surrounded by soccer fanatics and it was during the last world cup final when Brazil lost to France that I seriously was interested in making a film with the sport in it. Around 1999, I began working with James Toh on the premise but the treatments were constantly changing and at several points I wanted to drop the project but the one person that urged me on was Joe Ng, a huge soccer nut. One morning, Gurmit's face appeared in my mind so I called him up and said "Gurmit, do you like soccer?" His reply, "I breath and I smell soccer everyday." Hmm... destiny? I felt inspired and pulled in Wei Koh to do the screenplay. - Eric Khoo