Singapore Panorama: Short Film Programme 1

In these films about acceptance and tolerance, the characters encounter varying perspectives that bring a hopeful outcome.

 

Screening

28 Nov, Tue / 7:00 PM / National Museum of Singapore
Singapore / 2017 / 72MIN / Various Languages / PG13
*Filmmaker in Attendance



Rotan

World Premiere / Singapore / 2017 / 14MIN / Malay, English

A father, who is also the discipline master at his son’s school, has to grapple with his own principles when his rebellious son breaks one of the school rules.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Hamzah Fansuri is a graduate of the School of Film & Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic. His thesis film, Rotan, is made as a reflection of his childhood days.


Areola Borealis

World Premiere / Singapore / 2017 / 13MIN / English, Cantonese

An uptight mother tries to upstage her daughter’s untraditional wedding with her own traditionalist principles only to have her plans undermined by a broken bra.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Wee Li Lin is one of the pioneer female filmmakers in Singapore with 14 short films, two feature films as well as television and commercial work under her belt.


Mei Ling Street

World Premiere / Singapore / 2017 / 19MIN / English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil, Dialects

Ah Ping is a widower whose life gets disrupted when his flat is confiscated. While struggling to navigate through the bureaucracy, he crosses path with a troubled youth and relives this old dog of Mei Ling Street.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Ric Aw’s first feature film Standing in Still Water premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival 2014. He currently produces and directs at The Creative Room, a production house he co-owns.


Rehearsal

World Premiere / Singapore / 2017 / 16MIN / English, Mandarin, Hainanese

An actor discovers his son’s university application that was supposed to be mailed out in the boot of his car. The mistake leads him to drive around as he formulate an excuse.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Jonathan Choo, Rachel Liew and Shammini G are graduates of NTU School of Art Design and Media. They produced Han, which won Best Film at the National Youth Film Awards 2016.


Stitches

தையல்

Singapore Premiere / Singapore / 2017 / 10MIN / Tamil

Stitches revolves around the difficult life of a single mother and her son. With the very little that she has, she helps him with the most that she can.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Laavania Krishna is a graduate of the School of Film & Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic.



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