A Day, That Year
Five-year-old Yang spends an afternoon with his mother on a shopping trip. But a seemingly harmless punishment becomes a pivotal childhood experience that will forever change him.
Stanley XU Taiwan, Singapore 9 mins PG Asian Premiere
A House Made of Splinters
A sobering window into the little lives and high hopes of three children seeking refuge at a temporary shelter in eastern Ukraine.
Simon LERENG WILMONT Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine 87 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Asian Premiere
A Long Journey Home
Capturing a mix of volatility and vulnerability with brutal honesty, this documentary is an affecting portrait of a disintegrating family.
ZHANG Wenqian China 123 mins NC16 (Some Coarse Language) Asian Premiere
A Tale of Filipino Violence
A poignant family saga examining how a nation’s historical trauma fuels the repetition of its dictatorial past.
Lav DIAZ Philippines 412 mins NC16 (Mature Content and Some Violence) Southeast Asian Premiere
A Worm, Whatever Will Be, Will Be
A filmmaker records deeply intimate interactions with her grandmother who has dementia, unknowingly documenting her final days.
Mickey LAI Malaysia 11 mins NC16 (Some Nudity) Singapore Premiere
A loving document of John Clang’s parents and other transnational families reunited briefly but remembered forever through family portraiture.
Lavender CHANG, John CLANG Singapore 80 mins PG World Premiere
An elegiac portrait of an achingly tender father–daughter bond revealed with the gentlest of touch in this luminous debut.
Charlotte WELLS UK, USA 98 mins M18 (Some Mature Content) Southeast Asian Premiere
Fatna Bent El Hoceine and her troupe of singers travel across Morocco performing aïta—a traditional Moroccan song originating as an anti-colonial war cry.
Izza GÉNINI Morocco, France 28 mins PG Singapore Premiere
A finely tuned elegy to disappearing traditions in this immersive family drama set in a Catalonian village.
Carla SIMÓN Spain, Italy 120 mins NC16 (Some Coarse Language and Drug References) Southeast Asian Premiere
All The Things You Leave Behind
A layered take on how society and politics in present-day Thailand are haunted by Cold War politics and American military activity in mainland Southeast Asia.
Chanasorn CHAIKITIPORN Thailand 18 mins PG13 (Some Mature Content) Singapore Premiere
An elderly security officer diagnosed with lung cancer talks to God. One day, he wins the lottery—but there is little relief.
Vikneshwaran SILVA Singapore 18 mins NC16 (Some Coarse Language) World Premiere
Archaeology of love
A powerfully restrained performance stands out in this study of a woman processing the complex emotions of grief in the aftermath of abuse.
LEE Wanmin South Korea 162 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language and Scenes of Intimacy) International Premiere
Arnold Is a Model Student
Borrowing from Thailand’s Bad Student movement, this irreverent comedy is at once satire, a coming-of-age story, and manifesto for a frustrated generation.
Sorayos PRAPAPAN Thailand, Singapore, France, Netherlands, Philippines 85 mins PG13 (Some Mature Content) Singapore Premiere
As I Imagine My Body Moving
Facing a debilitating illness, a former dancer recounts her life of movement—onstage, travelling and now through remembrance.
Elysa WENDI Hong Kong, Singapore 30 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
As Quiet As A Cloud
A newspaper editor visits her former teacher, who now cares for his wife with dementia, in this gentle story about the passage of time.
Eva TANG Singapore 22 mins PG World Premiere
A darkly comic, absorbing thriller that indicts the farce and fault lines in a society ruled by the insecurities of men.
Adilkhan YERZHANOV Kazakhstan 98 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language and Violence) Southeast Asian Premiere
The relationship between an authoritarian father figure and a diffident young man forms a gripping study of power relations.
Makbul MUBARAK Indonesia, France, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Philippines, Qatar 115 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Singapore Premiere
The life of emerging drag queen Opera Tang offers a moving portrait of being queer in Singapore.
LEI Yuan Bin Singapore 61 mins R21 (Mature Content) Southeast Asian Premiere
Candid memories and salacious gossip flow freely as two men deliberate collecting their debt while paying respects at their philandering friend’s funeral.
Yusron Fuadi Indonesia 23 mins NC16 (Coarse Language) World Premiere
Before Life After Death
A rebellious female student and a reticent middle-aged gynaecologist strike up an unlikely bond rooted in mutual comfort as they each confront a life-altering incident.
Anshul TIWARI Singapore 136 mins PG13 (Some Mature Content) World Premiere
A poignant film adaptation of playwright Jean Tay’s biting critique of relentless progress.
Derrick CHEW Singapore 62 mins PG13 (Some Mature Content) World Premiere
18-year-old Eliza is pregnant, and grappling with the prospect of abortion. Through interactions with her family, she contemplates what it means to be a mother, and to be mothered.
Jessica HENG Singapore 23 mins PG13 (Some Mature Content) Singapore Premiere
Phantasms and screens—enter the burrows of a teenager’s psyche in this bracingly original hybrid film by French auteur Bertrand Bonello.
Bertrand BONELLO France 80 mins M18 (Sexual Scene) Southeast Asian Premiere
An undocumented migrant mother suffers violence and abuse working in a Russian convenience store in this harrowing expose of modern-day slavery.
Michael BORODIN Russia, Slovenia, Turkey 106 mins NC16 (Violence) Southeast Asian Premiere
Conversations with a Koel Bird
A filmmaker abroad phones their brother and chat about the Asian koel, whose early-morning and evening calls are a feature of Singapore’s soundscape.
XU Yuan Li Elizabeth Singapore, USA 6 mins PG World Premiere
A monk’s son spends his days near the temple where his father disappeared, while crystals mysteriously grow on a bird’s nest in the premises.
Chonchanok THANATTEEPWONG Thailand 18 mins R21 (Sexual Scenes) Singapore Premiere
De Humani Corporis Fabrica
An immersive, visceral journey through the structures and pathologies of human and medical bodies in the 21st century.
Véréna PARAVEL and Lucien CASTAING-TAYLOR France, USA, Switzerland 115 mins R21 (Mature Content) Southeast Asian Premiere
A young woman with a monstrous secret desperately longs for a different body. When the new couple in town moves in next door, she sees her chance to finally get one.
Gabriela SERRANO Philippines 16 mins PG13 (Some Disturbing Scenes) Singapore Premiere
Religion, labour and capital intersect in this observational documentary on the lives of artisans in a factory that makes Catholic figurines.
Joseph MANGAT Philippines, USA, Taiwan 120 mins M18 (Mature Content) Asian Premiere
Dry Ground Burning
A radical sisterhood of oil pirates fights for economic independence and community in this hybrid stunner set in a Brazilian favela.
Joana PIMENTA, Adirley QUEIRÓS Brazil, Portugal 153 mins M18 (Some Mature Content and Course Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
Erik, a worker on a floating fish farm, is unable to return home after two years as planned. As he nurses his sorrow, his loneliness manifests a sea spirit who challenges his self-pity.
Nuryn Adryana Singapore 14 mins PG13 Asian Premiere
Out of work and forced to marry a man she dislikes, young San Kyi plans to run away with her best friend, but complications unfold.
Aung Phyoe Myanmar 18 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) World Premiere
This single-shot landscape film experiments with the rich sonic and visual resources of the night to evoke both wonder and mourning.
Sharon LOCKHART Sweden 30 mins G Asian Premiere
A father ropes in his son for exploits using his DIY ‘memory eraser’ van in this sci-fi comedy on their one-night adventure.
LE Lam Vien Vietnam 14 mins PG World Premiere
It is Palestinian custom to harvest and forage for plants but they must do so illegally under Israeli law—a process documented in this visual feast, from field to kitchen.
Jumana MANNA Palestine 65 mins NC16 (Some Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
Further and Further Away
Before a young indigenous Bunong woman and her brother move to the capital, she visits their old village that has since been lost to the development of a hydroelectric dam.
Polen LY Cambodia 24 mins PG Asian Premiere
A warm indigenous family drama that gently crests and falls, like the seasons of their misty, mountainous homelands.
Laha MEBOW Taiwan 111 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
Geographies of Solitude
A timeless portrait of Sable Island through a poetic immersion into its ecosystem.
Jacquelyn MILLS Canada 103 mins PG (Some Disturbing Scenes) Southeast Asian Premiere
A breathless, full-throttle crime thriller set in Singapore’s infamous red-light district with a colourful ensemble of characters.
Boi KWONG Singapore 86 mins M18 Southeast Asian Premiere
A portrait of a man caught between the desire for revenge and the refusal to perpetuate the cycle of violence.
Adilkhan YERZHANOV Kazakhstan 92 mins NC16 (Some Violence) Southeast Asian Premiere
A young Iraqi rubbish picker finds an American sex doll, setting off a chain of events as he confronts fundamentalism and consumerism.
Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji Iraq, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UK 103 mins M18 (Nudity and Sexual References) Southeast Asian Premiere
How to Save a Dead Friend
A couple find solace in each other amid an alienating existence where hope at times feels out of reach as despair threatens to overwhelm.
Marusya SYROECHKOVSKAYA Sweden, Norway, France, Germany 103 mins NC16 (Some Drug Use and Mature Content) Southeast Asian Premiere
I Didn’t See You There
A disabled filmmaker confronts the harmful legacy of freak shows in this poetic and incisive documentary.
Reid DAVENPORT USA 76 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Asian Premiere
In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain
A resistance group buries porcelain to support future claims to their vanishing lands in this futuristic take on archaeology as historical intervention.
Larissa SANSOUR, Søren LIND Palestine, United Kingdom, Denmark, Qatar 29 mins PG Southeast Asian Premiere
in times like these…
Inspired by the anxieties of our tumultuous world, this film paints helplessness and hope into abstract forms, unfurling and decaying.
Jevon CHANDRA, Yanyun CHEN, Corentin DERBRE, Alex SCOLLAY Singapore 8 mins PG Asian Premiere
Into The Violet Belly
A filmmaker reinterprets migration and diaspora based on her mother’s experience fleeing Vietnam after the end of the American war.
Thuy-Han NGUYEN-CHI, THUYEN Hoa Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Malta, Denmark 19 mins PG Asian Premiere
It’s Raining Frogs Outside
In this tale of self-reflection, Maya returns to her childhood home where she confronts her past—as frogs rain outside.
Maria Estela PAISO Philippines 14 mins PG13 (Some Disturbing Scenes) Singapore Premiere
A stirring tribute to the late Busan International Film Festival co-founder, director and prominent champion of Asian cinema, Kim Ji-seok.
KIM Young-jo South Korea 116 mins PG Southeast Asian Premiere
Vibrant, often hilarious yet emotionally powerful, this Pakistani family drama that questions gender and sexual norms is set to capture the hearts of many.
Saim SADIQ Pakistan 126 mins R21 (Mature Content) Southeast Asian Premiere
A potent, visceral debut on generational violence that heads towards uneasy ends.
Andrés RAMÍREZ PULIDO France, Colombia 86 mins PG13 (Some Drug References and Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
Meeting again after their breakup four months ago, Daniel and Claudia toy with the idea of getting back together in this tale of ambiguity.
Seth CHEONG Singapore 24 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) World Premiere
Boasting a tour de force ensemble, Leila’s Brothers is a masterful family drama that echoes Greek tragedies.
Saeed ROUSTAEE Iran 169 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
Leonor Will Never Die
A retired screenwriter becomes the heroine of her own unfinished script as reality and fiction collide in this genre-bending Filipino melodrama.
Martika Ramirez ESCOBAR Philippines 99 mins NC16 (Some Sexual Scenes and Violence) Singapore Premiere
Life on the CAPS
Teleporting migrants and US troopers are segregated on the CAPS, an island of metamorphosing bodies and virtual realities.
Meriem BENNANI Morocco, USA 34 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Singapore Premiere
Love at Fifty
Kee, a divorced mother of two in her 50s, weighs the prospect of love against its challenges when she meets a jovial—and romantically inexperienced—delivery person at her coffeeshop job.
TAN Wei Ting Singapore 30 mins NC16 (Some Coarse Language) World Premiere
MOBY DICK; or, The Whale
An adaptation of Moby Dick as a silent film and theatre piece with a postcolonial and queer reading that highlights its marginal characters.
Wu TSANG Switzerland, USA 75 mins M18 (Nudity) Asian Premiere
Three generations of women—doting grandmother, harried mother and innocent daughter—negotiate interdependence as well as differing priorities and desires in this restrained observational drama.
LIM Yuzheng Singapore 16 mins PG World Premiere
A fan ruminates on its existence, that of a man who collects sounds from objects, and climbing temperatures in this idiosyncratic film.
Vegas LEE Singapore 14 mins PG13 (Some Disturbing Scenes) World Premiere
Following Myanmar’s military coup in 2021, locals resist and negotiate life in a regime of terror.
Myanmar Film Collective Netherlands, Myanmar, Norway 70 mins M18 (Mature Content) Southeast Asian Premiere
A man who lives in the last house standing at a development site contends with the onslaught of destruction.
Loeloe Hendra KOMARA Indonesia 9 mins TBA International Premiere
A powerful animation about three generations of Angolan women scarred by the 25-year civil war and the effects of intergenerational trauma.
José Miguel RIBEIRO Portugal, Belgium, France, Netherlands 83 mins NC16 (Some Nudity) Southeast Asian Premiere
A playful collage of images, words, sounds and texts that deconstructs female desire in post-revolution Iranian cinema.
Maryam TAFAKORY Iran, UK 19 mins PG13 (Some Disturbing Scenes) Southeast Asian Premiere
An impactful and heart-wrenching film about the experiences of a family in war-torn Syria.
Soudade KAADAN UK, Syria, France 103 mins PG (Some Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
Two tales about love and escape—entwined, embattled and unfurling through understated yet witty subversions of cinematic conventions.
Jafar PANAHI Iran 107 mins PG Singapore Premiere
Shuttling between Ireland and the Philippines, this psychological thriller brings together two unlikely women and their work.
Lorcan FINNEGAN Ireland, Philippines 97 mins PG13 (Some Disturbing Scenes and Coarse Language) Singapore Premiere
Negatives found at an out-of-business film lab are manipulated through analogue and digital means, producing an abstract sequence suggestive of monstrous figures of wealth and power.
Prapat JIWARANGSAN Thailand 5 mins PG Southeast Asian Premiere
Plastic Sonata tells the story of three individuals as they face the global crisis, impending loneliness and their family.
Nelson YEO Singapore 30 mins M18 (Some Mature Content) Singapore Premiere
Photographic transparencies and documentary footage tell overlooked stories of labour, from prehistoric tools to Portuguese stonemasonry.
Ellie GA Portugal, Sweden, France 40 mins PG Asian Premiere
A rural Transylvanian town is plagued by xenophobia—and an unseen threat looming the forest.
Cristian MUNGIU Romania, France 125 mins M18 (Nudity and Some Mature Content) Southeast Asian Premiere
Return to Oulad Moumen
An early example of diaspora filmmaking that tells the story of Izza Génini’s large and characterful family separated in the diaspora as well as their complex emotions towards their homeland.
Izza GÉNINI Morocco, France 49 mins PG Singapore Premiere
Return to Seoul
A French adoptee visits her birth country of Korea, sparking a viscerally life-changing journey of self-discovery that spans years.
Davy CHOU France, Germany, Belgium, Cambodia, South Korea, Qatar 116 mins NC16 (Some Nudity and Drug References) Singapore Premiere
Rhythms of Marrakech
In Marrakech, musicians and singers perform devotional songs to celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed, injecting a tempo into the city.
Izza GÉNINI Morocco 26 mins PG Singapore Premiere
Seance of the Past
A man spends most of his life mourning the things he lost, unable to move on. He frequents a silent but helpful medium and embarks on a spiritual journey where he lingers among his past lives.
Adelaide SHERRY Singapore 9 mins PG World Premiere
Seeing in the Dark
A sensorial, left-field take on Thai political history that moves between a subdued past etched in the landscape of Khao Kho mountain, once a stronghold of communist insurgents, and a dynamic near-present marked by Bangkok’s 2021 anti-government protests.
Taiki SAKPISIT Thailand 29 mins PG Asian Premiere
In a meatless, pandemic-ridden society of extreme inequalities, a meat-obsessed cardboard collector wants a taste of the new groundbreaking meat product—at all costs.
Sun KOH Singapore 15 mins PG13 (Some Mature Content) World Premiere
Small, Slow but Steady
A deaf boxer navigates the rhythms of life in this contemplative, unassuming Japanese arthouse gem that defies sports film conventions.
Shô MIYAKE Japan, France 99 mins PG (Some Violence) Southeast Asian Premiere
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
After a mix-up sends the wrong body to cremation, a darkly humorous series of events plays out between the undertaker and three siblings at their father's wake.
Alvin LEE Singapore 19 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
Smoking Causes Coughing
Absurdist filmmaker Quentin Dupieux’s francophone Power Rangers is a wacky, uproarious look at off-duty superheroes.
Quentin DUPIEUX France 80 mins M18 (Violence and Gore) Southeast Asian Premiere
Driving abroad, a couple discuss public transportation, sketching, seeing and being seen in this hybrid triptych.
Charlotte HONG Bee Her Singapore, USA 4 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Asian Premiere
A refugee and a researcher are embroiled in a devious game of deception in this spellbinding island folk horror.
WOO Ming Jin Malaysia, Indonesia 91 mins NC16 (Violence and Sexual References) Singapore Premiere
Summer with Hope
A mishap days before a swim meet threatens to quash a mother and son’s hope for liberty in this Kafkaesque modern tragedy.
Sadaf FOROUGHI Canada, Iran 100 mins PG Asian Premiere
Traversing the margins of Taiwanese society, this slow-burn thriller lays bare the invisible grief and grievances that connect us.
TSENG Ying-Ting Taiwan 128 mins NC16 (Some Nudity and Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
The Cloud Messenger
A pair of teenagers at a regimented boarding school are predestined lovers in this coming-of-age story with a mythical twist.
Rahat MAHAJAN India 152 mins M18 (Nudity) Asian Premiere
On the Nile in North Sudan, bricklayer Maher senses the presence of an unknown being watching over him as he succumbs to the magic and mystery of the desert.
Ali CHERRI France, Sudan, Lebanon, Germany, Serbia, Qatar 80 mins PG Singapore Premiere
A forceful work of personal geography that makes visible the former Yugoslavia’s traumatic breakup.
Nataša URBAN Norway 110 mins NC16 (Some Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
The Feeling of Being Close to You
In a reconciliatory phone conversation set to old home videos juxtaposed with footage of independent adult life, the filmmaker and their mother candidly discuss intergenerational trauma and abuse.
Ash GOH Hua Singapore, USA 12 mins PG International Premiere
The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra
A quirky, melancholy body horror that mixes genre kicks with playful formalism as it follows the life of a mattress-dwelling fungus.
PARK Syeyoung South Korea 65 mins NC16 (Some Disturbing Scenes) Southeast Asian Premiere
The Myriad of Faces of the Future Challengers
An essayistic film exploring the legacies of cinema in New Order Indonesia and what it means to be inheritors of its filmic language.
I Gde SUARDIATMIKA, Yuki ADITYA Indonesia 92 mins PG13 (Some Violence) Singapore Premiere
The Novelist’s Film
A novelist’s affinity with a younger actress leads to a film collaboration in this work of startling intimacy from Hong Sang-soo.
HONG Sang-soo South Korea 92 mins PG Singapore Premiere
The repetitive nature of a middle-aged man’s daily commute home proves to be quietly revelatory.
David EASTEAL Australia 180 mins PG Southeast Asian Premiere
The Seven Step Verse
Step into seven scenarios of five cleaning ladies in Singapore’s vintage malls as sounds and gestures reveal pervasive social beliefs.
Ella RAIDEL Singapore 9 mins G Singapore Premiere
The Story of Me Missing Them
A filmmaker shares his journey of self-discovery while living abroad, far from his family.
Ghazi ALQUDCY Singapore, Malaysia 22 mins TBA World Premiere
The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon
A scrapyard owner, whose family and community are still dealing with the legacy of the Vietnam War, comes across an unexpected chance at healing and rebirth.
Tuan Andrew NGUYEN Vietnam, USA 60 mins PG13 (Some Mature Content) Asian Premiere
There are fish in the water and rice in the fields
Interviews with young Thai citizens on the meaning of home as well as their sense of belonging, hopes and dreams through the digital streetscape of the current broken reality.
Tanakit KITSANAYUNYONG Thailand 18 mins PG13 (Some Mature Content) Singapore Premiere
Under the Fig Trees
Young women work and flirt in a Tunisian fig orchard in this languid tale of first love and sisterhood.
Erige SEHIRI Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar 92 mins PG Southeast Asian Premiere
A hilarious, moving and whimsical speculative fiction about our yearning for belonging and connection in a world that looks increasingly less like home.
Jude CHUN South Korea 80 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Asian Premiere
Vania on Lima Street
Young Vania faces her fears and finds courage in tumultuous times when she takes in an injured thief seeking refuge in her family’s traditional Chinese medicinal hall.
Bayu Prihantoro FILEMON Indonesia 24 mins PG13 (Some Violence) World Premiere
We Don’t Dance For Nothing
In a parallel to the 2019 Hong Kong protests, a young Filipino domestic worker dreams of escaping her suffocating reality in the city.
Stefanos TAI Hong Kong, Philippines 86 mins NC16 (Some Coarse Language) Singapore Premiere
A queer musical fantasy set in an alternative Portugal with a raunchy and rambunctious take on loving our forests.
João Pedro RODRIGUES Portugal, France 67 mins TBA Not Applicable
World War III
A day labourer cast in an epic war film gets caught in an exploitative web pitting life against money, with terrifying outcomes.
Houman SEYEDI Iran 107 mins NC16 (Some Course Language) Southeast Asian Premiere