Within every frame, a distinct element invariably captures the viewer’s attention. What are the latest cinematic marvels that have resonated with festival audiences?

Foreground presents six genre-driven works that have captivated the film festival circuit. Take in the thrills of genre conventions, while being reinvigorated and surprised by their playful subversions.

Featured Films

24 Hours with Gaspar

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.

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

A Normal Family

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

HUR Jin-ho / South Korea / 116 min / NC16 (Some Coarse Language) / Southeast Asian Premiere

All of Us Strangers

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

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

Art College 1994

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

LIU Jian / China / 118 min / PG13 (Some Coarse Language) / Southeast Asian Premiere

La Chimera

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

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

Poor Things

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

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

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