Festival Opening

This year’s SGIFF commissioned short, Dreaming, will be screened together with Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, at the Festival Opening.

Total Runtime: 129 Min

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Edwin Indonesia, Singapore, Germany 114 Min M18 (Sexual Scenes) Southeast Asian Premiere

The tragic contradiction of a man’s impotence unfolds as it clashes head on with the phallocentric orderings of a harsh cinematic reality.

In a society obsessed with the attainment of virility, Ajo Kawir bears the tragic burden of sexual impotency. Yet, his inability to get an erection has earned him the reputation of a ruthless fighter for hire—he sublimates the hardest in the collective strivings for phallic potency, filling the day with pointless brawling and the occasional murder. When Ajo meets his match in Iteung, a female bodyguard, a duel leads to romance, which Iteung pursues despite Ajo’s problem. The unfulfilled sexual consummation of their relationship becomes the catalyst to a series of impulses that brings them back to the pathological beginnings of their own traumas, revealing a larger systemic issue that will determine their fateful means to an end.

Timing & Venue

Price

25 November 2021,
Thursday, 8.00pm
Shaw Lido 5

$25.00

Closed

25 November 2021,
Thursday, 8.30pm
Shaw Lido 4

$25.00

Closed

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English Title

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Original Title

Seperti Dendam, Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas

Director

Edwin

Country

Indonesia, Singapore, Germany

Year

2021

Runtime

114 Min

Rating

M18 (Sexual Scenes)

Language(s)

Indonesian

Subtitles

English

Credits

Dreaming

Nelson YEO Singapore 15 Min PG13 World Premiere

The reunion of three old friends reignites a love triangle.

Three former schoolmates—a married couple and a carefree bachelor—now middle-aged, reunite at a chalet. Hazy memories of the past are stirred up, leading to the resurfacing of a long-buried love triangle. The trio are left to confront their repressed feelings.

English Title

Dreaming

Original Title

Director

Nelson YEO

Country

Singapore

Year

2021

Runtime

15 Min

Rating

PG13

Language(s)

Mandarin

Subtitles

English

Credits

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