Ken KWEK Singapore 108 mins Refused Classification Not Applicable
Ken Kwek’s newest romp comes hot on the heels of the recent announcement of Section 377a’s repeal. Expect camp, candour and many clenched fists.
Sean attends a church service and brings along his gay twin Ricky. After lampooning its pastor online for homophobia, Sean finds himself ensnared in severe defamation charges. The full force of law and order is brought down on him and his happy-go-lucky family—situations escalate breathlessly, wedging them deeper in an infernal place.
Shunning the highbrow for a naked (but never didactic) sense of justice, Kwek takes our arrogant respectability by the throat, and overruns it with moods and terrors unique to our wired society. Make what you will of this explosive cocktail: a miscreant burnt by playing with matches, or a home whose roof has long been on fire. Either way, the extinguisher is nowhere in sight.
Ken KWEK is a director, screenwriter, playwright and author known for making films that explore difficult social issues, beginning with the controversial anthology Sex.Violence.FamilyValues (2012). In 2014, his feature debut Unlucky Plaza opened SGIFF that year. #LookAtMe world-premiered at the New York Asian Film Festival.
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#LookAtMe will not be screened at the 33rd Singapore International Film Festival as it has been Refused Classification by the Infocomm Media Development Authority.