To encounter the moving image is to brush against its legacies—histories and memories in conversation with each other across time and space.
Co-presented with the Asian Film Archive, Landmark is a new programme of international classics. The selection spotlights five canonical works from Senegal, India, Iran, the US and Hungary—cult hits and arthouse gems from the late 1960s to the early 2000s that have been carefully restored for your viewing pleasure.
Departing the life she once knew, a woman journeys into priesthood in this classic work of Manipuri cinema.
Aribam SYAM SHARMA / India / 91 min / PG / Southeast Asian Premiere
A social satire about a jobless man in Senegal who receives an unexpected windfall that invites more trouble than he can manage.
Ousmane SEMBÈNE / Senegal / 91 min / NC16 (Some Nudity) / Singapore Premiere
Myth, dreams and political allegory coalesce in this visionary and rare classic from pre-revolutionary Iran.
Bahram BEYAZAIE / Iran / 140 min / PG13 (Some Violence) / Southeast Asian Premiere
This psychological horror and surrealist work reveals the week leading up to the murder of a hedonistic high school student.
David LYNCH / USA / 134 min / M18 (Drug Use and Sexual Scene) / Singapore Premiere
An unnamed town in communist-era Hungary comes undone in the presence of a mysterious travelling circus in this slow-cinema masterpiece.
Béla TARR, Ágnes HRANITZKY / Hungary, France, Germany, Italy / 145 min / M18 (Some Nudity) / Southeast Asian Premiere