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.
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
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
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
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
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
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