A series of pre-festival public talks aimed to create conversations between our film curators and festival-goers. Each session is crafted thematically to shed light on hidden cinematic gems in the official selection. It is an open platform for our curators and guest speakers to discuss why the films in selection deserve an audience, how the films relate to our society and time, and to answer any pressing questions the audience may have in anticipation of the Festival.

[email protected] — The Arts

10 NOV, SAT / 5:00PM – 6:00PM / 60MIN
[email protected] (OPEN STAGE)

For this session, our programmers Lai Wei Jie and Aishah Abu Bakar, and guest speaker Ezzam Rahman will walk you through a selection of films from the Classics and Cinema Today sections that were adapted from literature.

– Sepet dir. Yasmin Ahmad [Malaysia]
– Midnight Express dir. Alan Parker [USA, UK]
– Ray & Liz dir. Richard Billingham [UK]
– Border dir. Ali Abbassi [Sweden, Denmark]
– Transit dir. Christian Petzold [Germany, France]

Registered attendees will stand a chance to win SGIFF tickets during a lucky draw at the end of the talk!

Kinokuniya — Book Adaptations

3 NOV, SAT / 2:00PM – 3:00PM / 60MIN
KINOKUNIYA SINGAPORE MAIN STORE

For this session, our programmers Leong Puiyee and Olivia Tay, and guest speaker Cyril Wong will walk you through a selection of films from the Singapore Panorama, Asian Vision, and Cinema Today sections that are centred on the performing arts.

– Cannonball dir. Mark Chua, Lam Li Shuen [Singapore]
– Graves Without a Name dir. Rithy Panh [Cambodia, France]
– Memories of My Body dir. Garin Nugroho [Indonesia]
– The Wolf House dir. Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León [Chile]
– Manta Ray dir. Phuttiphong Aroonpheng [Thailand, France, China

Grassroots Book Room 草根書室

18 NOV, SUN / 4:00PM – 5:00PM / 60MIN
GRASSROOTS BOOK ROOM 草根書室

For this session, our guest speakers Kok Heng Leun, Lau Chee Nien and Alfonse Chiu will walk you through a selection of Taiwanese films from the Focus section.

– Goodbye and Goodnight dir. Wu Yao Tung [Taiwan]
– Swimming on the Highway dir. Wu Yao Tung [Taiwan] – Realm of Reverberations dir. Chen Chieh-jen [Taiwan] – Stranger in the Mountains dir. Lee Li-shao [Taiwan]
– Turning 18 dir. Ho Chao-ti [Taiwan]

Registered attendees will stand a chance to win SGIFF tickets during a lucky draw at the end of the talk!

这些影片来自电影节的“焦點”项目。

电影包括:
– Goodbye and Goodnight,导演:吳耀東【台湾】 – 在高速公路上游泳 ,导演:吳耀東【台湾】
– 殘響世界,导演:陳界仁【台湾】
– 那山人這山事,导演:李立劭【台湾】
– 未來無恙, 导演:賀照緹【台湾】

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