Explore Films

A filmmaker investigates surveillance footage of workers leaving Chinese factories from a ‘cinematic point of view’, alongside evolving depiction of workers in Euro-American and Chinese cinema spanning a century.

24 Hours with Gaspar

Yosep Anggi NOEN / Indonesia / 2023 / 96 min / NC16 (Some Violence and Sexual References)

A tough but tortured hero has his heart in the right place but on the wrong side of his body in this genre-bending revenge story.

A Journey in Spring

PENG Tzu-Hui, WANG Ping-Wen / Taiwan / 2023 / 90 min / M18 (Some Homosexual Content)

After his wife’s sudden passing, an old man grapples with strained family ties, regrets and memories evoked by the springtime rain.

A Normal Family

HUR Jin-ho / South Korea / 2023 / 116 min / NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

In this gripping drama, tragedy strikes when two brothers have their morals tested upon discovering their children’s dreadful secret.

A Year of No Significance

Kelvin TONG / Singapore, Malaysia / 2023 / 88 min / PG

This realist drama immortalises those who are about to be left behind as Singapore rushes towards economic growth in the late 1970s.

About Dry Grasses

Nuri Bilge CEYLAN / Turkey, France, Germany / 2023 / 197 min / NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

In eastern Anatolia, an insecure teacher longing to escape its extreme climate and politics is drawn into an absorbing web of accusations, desire and shame.

Acid Green

Elizabeth XU Yuan Li (EXYL) / USA, Singapore / 2023 / 9 min / PG13 (Some Violence)

A person brushes the teeth of a dog and turns into a bus.


Christian PETZOLD / Germany / 2023 / 102 min / M18 (Some Homosexual Content)

A painfully self-serious young writer obsesses over work while life slips him by in this German twist on the summer film.

All of Us Strangers

Andrew HAIGH / United Kingdom / 2023 / 105 min / R21 (Homosexual Content)

An ethereal ghost story of love and loss centred on a gay man’s struggle to heal from a childhood tragedy.

All This Wasted Space

Cris BRINGAS / Philippines / 2023 / 77 min / NC16 (Some Mature Content)

After 11 years, Nica returns to her mother’s abandoned home to retrieve an item for her mother’s coffin. The neglected home greets her in an unsettling yet strangely liberating manner.

Art College 1994

LIU Jian / China / 2023 / 118 min / PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

A defining zeitgeist of artists working on the brink of significant change in 1990s China.


Nelson YEO / Singapore, Indonesia / 2023 / 15 min / PG

A woman lugs a hefty bag around with her, tending carefully to its contents. But she must let it go at some point.

Basri & Salma in a Never-ending Comedy

Khozy RIZAL / Indonesia / 2023 / 15 min / M18 (Sexual Scene)

A married couple runs a mobile carnival, joyfully entertaining others’ kids. Amid family meddling, doubts and a revelatory conflict, the reason for their childlessness emerges.

Beyond the Other Shore

PEK Jia Hao, ANG Jia Jun / Singapore / 2023 / 15 min / NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

Following the unexpected demise of a stranger while at work, a repair technician spirals into facing the reality of his own mortality.

Buddha Mountain

LI Yu / China / 2010 / 105 min / NC16 (Some Scenes of Intimacy)

Three wayward youths move in with a retired opera singer who is grappling with her own fresh grief.

Critical Zone

Ali AHMADZADEH / Iran, Germany / 2023 / 98 min / M18 (Drug Use and Coarse Language)

In this delirious fantasia of after-dark Tehran, a drug dealer rendezvouses through the underworld to mend troubled souls.

Cross My Heart and Hope To Die

Sam MANACSA / Philippines / 2023 / 17 min / PG13 (Some Disturbing Scenes)

While Mila struggles with being unpaid at work, a love interest becomes a source of comfort through his constant phone calls, but a promise of hope may also lead to tragedy.

Delivery Dancer’s Sphere

KIM Ayoung / South Korea / 2023 / 25 min / PG13 (Some Violence)

A delivery rider in labyrinthine Seoul contends with the sudden appearance of her alter ego amid the gamified realities of gig work.

Did you see the hole that mom dig?

Pobwarat MAPRASOB / Thailand / 2023 / 26 min / PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

During Songkran, the director and his family reunite at Grandma’s house where they share heartfelt conversations about their late Grandpa. One night, an enigmatic event unfolds during their sleep.

Double Xposure

LI Yu / China / 2012 / 105 min / NC16 (Some Coarse Language and Scenes of Intimacy)

Uncovering her boyfriend and best friend’s affair, a plastic surgeon enters a deranged state pursuing revenge and murder.

Dreaming & Dying

Nelson YEO / Singapore, Indonesia / 2023 / 77 min / NC16 (Some Mature Content)

A school reunion recalls repressed desires and entangled memories in an intoxicating blend of reality and the unconscious.


Anthony CHEN / France, UK, Greece / 2023 / 93 min / NC16 (Some Nudity and Sexual Violence)

This intimate rendering of a refugee’s journey to reclaim a life from the shadows of survivor’s guilt unfolds with delicate grace.


KWON Heesue / South Korea / 2023 / 16 min / PG

Set in a public park in Seoul, this hypnotising film pulls audiences into the rotating eye of the artist’s camera.

Essential Truths of the Lake

Lav DIAZ / Philippines / 2023 / 209 min / M18 (Nudity and Some Mature Content)

Lav Diaz continues his signature darkness, despair and desolation in his latest exploring the suffering of the human mind in a dictatorship.

Evil Does Not Exist

Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI / Japan / 2023 / 106 min / PG (Some Violence)

Nestled away from the bustle of urban Tokyo, an ecological dreamland teeters on the brink of tourism encroachment in this haunting eco-thriller.

Fallen Leaves

Aki KAURISMÄKI / Finland / 2023 / 81 min / PG13 (Some Coarse Language and Violence)

The Finnish deadpan master returns with a deft comedy of two lonely souls who might make first love work between them.

Ghosts of Kalantiaw

Chuck ESCASA / Philippines / 2023 / 60 min / PG13 (Some Nudity)

Delving into figures like the pseudohistorical Kalantiaw and President Bongbong Marcos, this documentary is a deep exploration of the post-truth era.

Golden Dragon

Boren CHHITH / Cambodia / 2023 / 17 min / PG

A nurse helps Vicheka make sense of his dreams after he returns to a transformed Sihanoukville to memorialise his father in this restrained film about the human cost of Chinese investment in Cambodia.

Goodbye Julia

Mohamed KORDOFANI / Sudan, Egypt, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Sweden / 2023 / 120 min / PG (Some Sexual References)

Amid social upheaval, two women’s disparate lives become unexpectedly entangled in tragedy, friendship and lies in this moving tale.

Goodnight Baby

LÊ Quỳnh Anh / Vietnam / 2023 / 18 min / PG (Some Disturbing Scenes)

In her sleepless nights, Gia Gia watches online videos and finds out why she is afraid to fall asleep.

Green Night

HAN Shuai / Hong Kong / 2023 / 92 min / R21 (Some Homosexual Content)

After a chance encounter, two women find themselves in the underbelly of Seoul in this dark feminist tale of survival.


Bas DEVOS / Belgium / 2023 / 82 min / PG

A tale of fleeting encounters aided by hot soup and lush mosses.

Hesitation Wound

Selman NACAR / Turkey, France, Romania, Spain / 2023 / 84 min / PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

In this tense courtroom drama, a criminal defence lawyer juggles difficult moral choices in her personal and professional life.

Hours of Ours

Komtouch NAPATTALOONG / Thailand / 2023 / 85 min / PG

This compact debut of a family in political limbo navigates notions of home and identity that slip past bureaucracy and borders.

In a tale of love, repression and sisterhood, a filmmaker unearths her family’s history and a shared name, discovering her own sense of self.

In the Blind Spot

Ayşe POLAT / Germany / 2023 / 117 min / NC16 (Scene of Intimacy and Some Coarse Language)

Forced disappearances, secrets, and many, many cameras add up in this political thriller that gets the better of our truth-starved habits.

Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

PHAM Thien An / Vietnam, Singapore, France, Spain / 2023 / 182 min / NC16 (Scene of Intimacy)

An absorbing treatise into spirituality and the discomfort of deciphering the divine makes its way into the canon of slow cinema.


Aribam SYAM SHARMA / India / 1990 / 91 min / PG

Departing the life she once knew, a woman journeys into priesthood in this classic work of Manipuri cinema.

La Chimera

Alice ROHRWACHER / Italy, France, Switzerland / 2023 / 133 min / PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

An architect allies himself with a bunch of grave robbers while searching for his late lover in this charming fantasy.

Last Shadow at First Light

Nicole Midori WOODFORD / Singapore, Japan, Philippines, Slovenia, Indonesia / 2023 / 106 min / PG13 (Some Mature Content)

Grief and gain are intimate doubles in this family mystery that leads a Singaporean-Japanese girl to her mother’s hometown.

Man in Black

WANG Bing / France, USA, UK / 2023 / 60 min / M18 (Nudity)

Dissident Chinese composer Wang Xilin bares his body and soul as he relates experiences of persecution during the Cultural Revolution.


Ousmane SEMBÈNE / Senegal / 1968 / 91 min / NC16 (Some Nudity)

A social satire about a jobless man in Senegal who receives an unexpected windfall that invites more trouble than he can manage.


Tulapop SAENJAROEN / Thailand / 2022 / 40 min / PG

Earth returns home to join his sister Ink’s mangosteen processing factory in this playful film that experiments with the possibilities of narrative.


Badrul Hisham Ismail / Malaysia / 2023 / 107 min / R21 (Mature Content)

This sharp-tongued drama follows a long day in the life of an unmarried Muslim woman with a modest but inconvenient wish.


Riar RIZALDI / Indonesia, Qatar / 2023 / 115 min / NC16 (Sexual Violence and Coarse Language)

Indonesia’s active volcano Merapi is place, protagonist and centre of the universe all at once in this haunting eco-drama.


Phuttiphong AROONPHENG / Thailand, France / 2023 / 106 min / PG13 (Some Sexual References)

In this eerily haunting film, a man encounters his past in an abandoned hotel carrying scars of the Cold War.

Mountain Land: A Celebration

Kris ONG / Singapore / 2022 / 21 min / NC16 (Some Nudity)

In dreamy black and white, Southeast Asian histories are evoked and overturned to tell the mysterious tale of Mountain Land: an unconquerable island shaped like a human body.


Angela SCHANELEC / Germany, France, Serbia / 2023 / 108 min / M18 (Some Nudity)

A young man experiences a series of unlikely encounters with uncanny characters in a tale of innocence unburdened by knowledge.

My Endless Numbered Days

Shaun NEO / Japan, Singapore / 2023 / 77 min / PG

Traversing Singapore and Japan, a young woman reconnects with herself in this subdued uncovering of a wandering soul.

New Centuries are Rare

coyote / Sweden / 2023 / 12 min / PG

The former industrial town of Norberg, once the restive heart of the miners’ labour movement in the 1890s, becomes a post-industrial rave paradise more than a century later.

Nowhere Near

Miko REVEREZA / Philippines, Mexico / 2023 / 96 min / NC16 (Some Drug Use)

A profound rumination on the burden of history and the need for roots.


Shelby KHO / Singapore / 2023 / 15 min / PG (Some Disturbing Scenes)

Lingering and recurring threads unravel across vignettes of Ocean’s childhood, tangled in time and memory, as she lies motionless on a beach shore.

Of Other Tomorrows Never Known

Natasha TONTEY / Indonesia, Germany / 2023 / 15 min / PG

Guided by the Minahasa’s influence, this speculative fiction of mystical belief interlaces care and ancestral dialogues, embracing a healing renewal across numinous, material and technological realms.


Baloji / Democratic Republic of the Congo, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, South Africa / 2023 / 90 min / NC16 (Some Nudity and Coarse Language)

An unlikely homecoming foretells magical events that soon bind the fate of alleged sorcerers.

Once Upon A Time There Was A Mom

Lin Htet Aung / Myanmar / 2023 / 29 min / M18 (Nudity)

Echoing the story of Vessantara Jātaka, the film depicts a man’s post-widowhood transformation and Myanmar’s complex past through a dysfunctional family.

Our Body

Claire SIMON / France / 2023 / 168 min / M18 (Some Disturbing Scenes)

A sensitive and profound meditation on the female body, as seen through varied experiences at a French gynaecology ward.

Patterns Against Workers

Olena NEWKRYTA / Austria / 2023 / 34 min / PG

Exploring patterns of weave codes, datasets, and orchestrated gestures, this essay film reveals the entanglements of economic, political and engineering forces that manifest in exploitative labour conditions today.

Poor Things

Yorgos LANTHIMOS / USA, UK, Ireland / 2023 / 140 min / R21 (Sexual Scenes and Nudity)

A clandestine young woman embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery in Yorgos Lanthimos’s bold and hypnotic examination of human nature.


Nicolas GRAUX, TRƯƠNG MINH Quý / Belgium, Singapore, Vietnam / 2023 / 13 min / R21 (Sexual Scene)

Strangers come and go while ghosts linger in an abandoned hospital amid floods of memories and data.

Primetime Mother

Sonny CALVENTO / Philippines, Singapore / 2023 / 15 min / PG

In an exploitative game show audition, mothers’ fortitude and tenacity are tested, questioning and challenging their devotion to the maternal role.

Reading You

Angeline TEH / Malaysia, Belgium / 2023 / 15 min / PG

A filmmaker attempts to piece together memories of her mother after the discovery of diaries she left behind 16 years ago.

Return to Reason

Man Ray / France / 2023 / 70 min / NC16 (Some Nudity)

Four astonishing films by Surrealist artist Man Ray are restored in 4K with an original experimental soundtrack by director Jim Jarmusch’s band SQÜRL.

Rosinha and Other Wild Animals

Marta PESSOA / Portugal / 2023 / 102 min / NC16 (Some Nudity)

Excavating the archive with reflexive inquiry, this provocative documentary confronts the lasting racist and sexist legacies of colonialism.

She and Her Good Vibrations

Olivia GRISELDA, Sarah CHEOK / Singapore / 2023 / 11 min / M18 (Sexual Content)

A stressed-out middle-aged woman discovers the wonders of a vibrator, but soon becomes addicted to solo pleasure sessions and loses touch with reality.


Marija KAVTARADZE / Lithuania, Spain, Sweden / 2023 / 108 min / M18 (Sexual Scenes)

A meet-cute between a dancer and a sign- language interpreter blossoms into a tender bond that challenges conventional expectations of relationships.

Snow In Midsummer

CHONG Keat Aun / Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan / 2023 / 116 min / NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

The historical trauma of Malaysia’s ‘513’ incident permeates the present in a series of haunting tableaux that compose this operatic drama.

Spirited City

ANG Siew Ching / Singapore / 2023 / 11 min / PG

Exhumed archives, sounds, footage and artefacts culminate in a visceral collage that mirrors the ongoing excavation of Bukit Brown Cemetery.


Karan TEJPAL / India / 2023 / 93 min / NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

After a baby is kidnapped at a rural train station, two brothers become embroiled in the investigation.


Sean NG / Singapore / 2023 / 94 min / NC16 (Sexual Scene and Some Coarse Language)

Two young migrant workers in love find themselves in a quandary with life-altering repercussions in this poignant drama.

Tedious Days and Nights

GUO Zhenming / China / 2023 / 110 min / R21 (Sexual Scene, Coarse Language and Nudity)

A poet’s return to his decrepit hometown turns into a carnival of absurdity with equal parts filth, irreverence and melancholy.

Ten Years Myanmar

Thaiddhi, Nay Wunn Ni, Myo Thar Khin, Aung Min, Lamin Oo / Myanmar / 2023 / 104 min / NC16 (Some Drug Use and Sexual Scenes)

Five filmmakers from Myanmar envision the country’s future a decade from now, contemplating justice and restoration in this omnibus project.

In Zen-like imagery, an adult contemplates accidentally ending an ant’s life during childhood. The parable’s murmured soliloquies and glitches echo cosmic repentance and spirituality.

The Beach of Beings

Kendra MCLAUGHLIN / France, Canada / 2022 / 20 min / PG

While digitising an unknown creature’s remains, a palaeontologist grieves for a cherished loved one.

The Delinquents

Rodrigo MORENO / Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Luxembourg / 2023 / 189 min / M18 (Nudity)

Tired of corporate drudgery, a bank clerk robs his workplace and implicates his colleague, setting off a revelatory journey to discover freedom.

The Feeling That The Time For Doing Something Has Passed

Joanna ARNOW / USA / 2023 / 88 min / R21 (Mature Theme and Sexual Scenes)

A raw, comedic portrait of a woman navigating sexual and family relationships in her seemingly mundane life as a low-level corporate employee.

The Human Surge 3

Eduardo WILLIAMS / Argentina, Portugal, Brazil, Netherlands, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Peru / 2023 / 121 min / M18 (Some Mature Content)

Shot with a 360° panoramic camera but edited into 2D, this film follows three groups of friends as they walk and talk in Peru, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.

The Mother of All Lies

Asmae EL MOUDIR / Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar / 2023 / 96 min / NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

Using figurines in a handmade set that recreates her neighbourhood, a Moroccan director explores her family’s and country’s secrets.

The Parade

Ryan Benjamin LEE / Singapore / 2023 / 6 min / PG

In Singapore, politics is seen as a cautious dance. However, in this lively film, the city becomes a vibrant street parade filled with pop culture, karaoke and colour.

The Physical Realm

Sompot CHIDGASORNPONGSE / Thailand / 2023 / 30 min / PG (Some Sexual References)

The suffering from past emotional turmoil becomes entwined with a man’s current physical agony. Superstitions lead him to ruminate on an unborn child and the profound journey of the soul through existence.

the river that never ends

JT Trinidad / Philippines / 2022 / 19 min / NC16 (Some Mature Content)

Juggling their roles as a companion-for-hire and caregiver, Baby begins to feel trapped and stagnant as their peers start to disappear and the city undergoes significant development.

The Road Less Travelled

LIM Suat Yen / Singapore / 1997 / 96 min / PG

A group of friends pursue their artistic ambitions in this coming-of-age story steeped in the innocence and dreaminess of xinyao.

The Second Interrogation

WANG Tuo / China / 2023 / 65 min / NC16 (Some Nudity and Sexual Violence)

After an event about a seminal 1989 Chinese exhibition, an artist and a censor discuss the purpose of art in an authoritarian society.

The Shadowless Tower

ZHANG Lu / China / 2023 / 144 min / PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

Nostalgia, longing and absence are gently brought to the fore in this endearing dramedy of change and continuities.

The Stranger and The Fog

Bahram BEYAZAIE / Iran / 1974 / 140 min / PG13 (Some Violence)

Myth, dreams and political allegory coalesce in this visionary and rare classic from pre-revolutionary Iran.

The Sun Is Up and I Shall Live

Jazmine MONAZ / Singapore / 2023 / 19 min / PG13 (Brief Coarse Language)

The sole carer for her family, a young woman’s sunny optimism wavers on the chaotic day of her little brother’s school play.

The Tenants

YOON Eun-Kyung / South Korea / 2023 / 90 min / PG13 (Horror and Some Coarse Language)

In this Kafkaesque reality, a soon-to-be-evicted tenant employs a bizarre subletting scheme that may be his solution.

tide + time

XIE Quang Long / Singapore / 2023 / 13 min / PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

After the death of their father, a trio of siblings clash over the deceased’s unusual outfit of choice.

Tiger Stripes

Amanda Nell EU / Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, France, Germany, Netherlands, Indonesia, Qatar / 2023 / 95 min / PG13 (Some Disturbing Scenes)

This is an unbridled animal that snarls, growls and meows as it tells the coming-of-age tale of an adolescent girl who learns to own her differences. Chilling and hilarious by turns, expect bodily fluids, toilet shenanigans, hysteria and TikTok dances.

Time Pass, Years Past

LIAO Jiekai / Singapore, Japan / 2023 / 18 min / PG

Dancers from Frontier Danceland reimagine a piece from 1998 in this exploration of time and metamorphosis.

Tomorrow Is A Long Time

JOW Zhi Wei / Singapore, Taiwan, France, Portugal / 2023 / 106 min / PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

In this shapeshifting tale, a tenuous father−son relationship paves the way for a haunting coming-of-age journey with a metaphysical twist.


Lila AVILÉS / Mexico, Denmark, France / 2023 / 95 min / PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

A tender, lived-in portrait of a family preparing for grief and loss over the course of a day, as seen through a young girl’s eyes.

Trailer of the Film That Will Never Exist: “Phony Wars”

Jean-Luc GODARD / France, Switzerland / 2023 / 20 min / PG

Composed of collages created with paper, paint and photographs, this trailer for a never-to-be-made feature is Godard’s final film.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

David LYNCH / USA / 1992 / 134 min / M18 (Drug Use and Sexual Scene)

This psychological horror and surrealist work reveals the week leading up to the murder of a hedonistic high school student.

Undefined Things

María APARICIO / Argentina / 2023 / 81 min / PG13 (Brief Coarse Language)

A warm, elegiac documentary depicting the rigour and creativity of a film editor’s craft, and the presence of cinema in her life.


Manoj SHINDE / India / 2023 / 143 min / NC16 (Coarse Language and Some Mature Content)

A religious devotee, trapped in an enforced gender identity, plots an escape from his oppressive village in this delicately layered examination of gender fluidity.

walk walk (Director’s Cut)

TAN Pin Pin / Singapore / 2023 / 27 min / PG13 (Some Mature Content)

Across contemporary Singapore, walk walk unveils a myriad of women who create space, literally and figuratively, for themselves and others as they walk.

Warm Decembers

Lucy Beech / Germany / 2023 / 27 min / M18 (Nudity)

Beatrix tries to break from her troubled history and express her creative selfhood in this experimental adaptation of an Eve Sedgwick poem.

Werckmeister Harmonies

Béla TARR, Ágnes HRANITZKY / Hungary, France, Germany, Italy / 2000 / 145 min / M18 (Some Nudity)

An unnamed town in communist-era Hungary comes undone in the presence of a mysterious travelling circus in this slow-cinema masterpiece.


CHAI Yee-Wei / Singapore / 2023 / 125 min / M18 (Coarse Language)

Two middle-aged fathers bond over their love for their daughters in this affecting drama about friendship in our golden years.


Diffan Sina NORMAN / Malaysia / 2023 / 11 min / PG13 (Some Coarse Language and Mature Content)

A Muslim scholar appears on a talk show to promote his new book on the irrelevance of motherhood, strongly opposing tradition. A caller phones in, and a disruption ensues.

Youth (Spring)

WANG Bing / France, Luxembourg, Netherlands / 2023 / 212 min / NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

An expansive portrayal of youths with differing ambitions and life stories who both blossom and crumble in the sewing room.