Perspectives Film Festival 2016
||Perspectives Film Festival returns for its 9th edition from 27-30 October at the National Museum of Singapore (Gallery Theatre) and The Projector. The theme for this year is Surrealism, and you are in a for a treat with 7 fascinating films from around the world. SFS members enjoy 4 free screenings (limited seats, RSVP on Peatix) and discounted tickets.
||27 October 2016 (Thursday) - 30 October 2016 (Sunday), Various
Public ($11 per ticket)
SFS member ($9 per ticket) with discount code (to be sent via emailer)
Perspectives Film Festival: Breakthroughs in Cinema is an annual arts event organised by undergraduates from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and is the only student-run film festival in Singapore.
This year, Perspectives Film Festival 2016 explores the theme of Surrealism, presenting an international selection of films from the Surrealist cinema movement. The programme aims to jolt viewers out of their comfortable assumptions by illuminating the outlandish, perplexing, and even uncanny imageries repressed in the unconscious mind.
Marking nearly a hundred years since the beginning of the Surrealist art movement, this year’s programme is a timely curation of films, ranging from stories that express a distorted reality through unique art direction, to layered narratives that tap into feelings, dreams and memories to express the human condition.
- FANTASTIC PLANET (NC16) - Opening Film
Thursday 27 October, 8pm @ National Museum of Singapore (Gallery Theatre)
"A 1973 French cult animation with a psychedlic jazzy score and features the innovative cutout animation technique. Also a Cannes award-winner and one of the most singular and striking animated films in the history of the medium. Screened in 35mm film print." ~ Eternality Tan (ET), Perspectives Film Festival's Festival Adviser & SFS Programming Manager
Friday 28 October, 8pm @ National Museum of Singapore (Gallery Theatre)
"The great David Lynch's feature debut stands as a shocking and nightmarish vision that continues to haunt moviegoers till today. The digitally restored version will be screened." ~ ET
Saturday 29 October, 2pm @ The Projector
"A highly important work of the Czech New Wave from the 1960s, and a vital experimental film that will reward adventurous viewers." ~ ET
- THE DANCE OF REALITY (R21)
Saturday 29 October, 4pm @ The Projector
"87-year old Surrealist master Alejandro Jodorowsky returns to filmmaking after 23 years with another brilliant and audacious work." ~ ET
Saturday 29 October, 7:30pm @ The Projector
"Double-bill with Jodorowsky, why not? Shot by the legendary Christopher Doyle, no less." ~ ET
Sunday 30 October, 2pm @ National Museum of Singapore (Gallery Theatre)
"What if the surreal creeps into ordinary family life? Director Katsuhito Ishii (who was responsible for the animation sequence in Tarantino's 'Kill Bill Vol. 1') will be present to interact with the audience. Screened in 35mm film print." ~ ET
- THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (TBA)
Sunday 30 October, 7pm @ National Museum of Singapore (Gallery Theatre)
"40th year anniversary of this counter-cultural science-fiction piece by Nicolas Roeg (he's 88!), and stars the late David Bowie in his first leading big screen performance. The digitally restored version will be screened." ~ ET
SFS members enjoy 4 free screenings (limited seats, RSVP on Peatix) and discounted tickets for the other 3 titles.
For more details: www.perspectivesfilmfestival.com
To buy tickets: http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cperspect1016