Q&A with Filmmaker(s)

Short Film

Singapore Panorama Short Film – Programme 1

Singapore Panorama presents the latest feature and short films that showcase the talents in local filmmaking, with its finger on the pulse of the most exciting developments in Singapore cinema.

Multiple Singapore 80 Min

Short Film

Singapore Panorama Short Film – Programme 2

Singapore Panorama presents the latest feature and short films that showcase the talents in local filmmaking, with its finger on the pulse of the most exciting developments in Singapore cinema.

Multiple Singapore 76 Min PG13

Short Film

Singapore Panorama Short Film – Programme 3

Singapore Panorama presents the latest feature and short films that showcase the talents in local filmmaking, with its finger on the pulse of the most exciting developments in Singapore cinema.

Multiple Singapore 80 Min M18 (Mature Content)

Feature Film

A New Old Play

A rowdy ensemble and plenty of food drive this sweeping saga as it charts the fortunes of a Chinese opera troupe in a new society.

QIU Jiongjiong Hong Kong, France 179 Min NC16 (Some Drug Use and Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

Anatomy of Time

Unhurried and atmospheric, this character study of a woman across two fragments in her life is a rumination on the nature of existence.

Jakrawal NILTHAMRONG Thailand, France, Netherlands, Singapore 118 Min R21 (Sexual Scenes and Nudity) Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

El Gran Movimiento

City symphony meets social realism in this sprawling story of miners who march to the Bolivian capital demanding for work.

Kiro RUSSO Bolivia, France, Qatar, Switzerland 85 Min PG13 (Some Coarse Language and Drug References) Asian Premiere

Feature Film

Fire

This tonally sharp debut conjures a world that is sometimes warm, sometimes noir, and growingly inhospitable for its protagonist.

Aizhana KASSYMBEK Kazakhstan 82 Min PG Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

Happening

Against the backdrop of 1960s conservative France, a woman fights courageously for the right to her body.

Audrey DIWAN France 99 Min R21 (Sexual Scenes and Nudity) Asian Premiere

Feature Film

History of Ha

Amidst personal and political turmoil, a ventriloquist bands together with a nun, sex worker and boy on the road to redemption.

Lav DIAZ Philippines 276 Min NC16 (Some Nudity and Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

Hit the Road

A boisterous Iranian family with a penchant for spontaneous karaoke embarks on a mysterious road trip in this striking debut that is by turns affecting and hilarious.

Panah PANAHI Iran 93 Min PG Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

Inu-Oh

A deformed outcast and blind musician’s friendship heralds a groundbreaking revolution in traditional Japanese noh theatre.

YUASA Masaaki Japan, China 98 Min PG13 (Some Violence) Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

My Sunny Maad

A slow-burning and restrained observation of a microcosm of post-Taliban Kabul in which the personal seems to equate to the political.

Michaela PAVLÁTOVÁ Czech Republic, France, Slovakia 81 Min PG13 Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

Refusing to believe that the Second World War has ended, a Japanese officer takes his fight to the hills on a Philippine island.

Arthur HARARI France, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Cambodia 167 Min PG13 (Some Violence and Disturbing Scenes) Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

Pebbles

Strikingly shot amid a Tamil Nadu desert, this searing drama stages a toxic father–son relationship as a struggle over the future of Indian masculinity.

P.S. VINOTHRAJ India 74 Min NC16 (Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

Rehana Maryam Noor

A professor’s career and relationships unravel as she pits herself against institutional sexism at a medical college.

Abdullah Mohammad Saad Bangladesh, Singapore, Qatar 107 Min PG13 (Some Mature Content) Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

Saloum

A high-octane, genre-shifting tale of revenge that plumbs the depths of folkloric nightmares and postcolonial anxieties of West Africa.

Jean Luc HERBULOT Senegal 82 Min NC16 (Some Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

The Day Today

A funny, fatalistic satire of life in the digital age that mixes documentary with dystopia and sci-fi flourishes in its depiction of the ups and downs of a relationship.

Maxence STAMATIADIS France 67 Min NC16 Asian Premiere

Feature Film

The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet

The days of an odd-jobber feel like grand feats in this taut celebration of life in precarity. A tonic for these anxious times.

Ana KATZ Argentina 73 Min PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Singapore Premiere

Feature Film

Whether the Weather is Fine

A numinous tale of environmental refugees seeking a new life serves a tragicomic take on humanity after a disaster.

Carlo Francisco MANATAD Philippines, France, Singapore, Indonesia, Germany, Qatar 105 Min NC16 (Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

White Building

Three artistic young friends in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, reckon with instability and change when their lifelong home is to be demolished.

Kavich NEANG Cambodia, France, China, Qatar 90 Min NC16 (Some Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere

Feature Film

Yuni

A teenage girl juggles gendered societal expectations and personal desires in this lyrical coming-of-age story.

Kamila ANDINI Indonesia, Singapore, France, Australia 95 Min NC16 Singapore Premiere

FORUM

Influencing the Changing Landscapes of Asian Cinema

International film practitioners share their experiences in programming and supporting a diversity of Asian films on their platforms. What do they look out for in contemporary Asian cinema and how have they sought to present a more nuanced and inclusive picture of the region?

1 December 2021, Wednesday, 7.30pm 90 Min The Arts House, Chamber

FORUM

In Conversation: Edwin and Yeo Siew Hua

Indonesian director Edwin and Singaporean director YEO Siew Hua are the last two Golden Leopard recipients out of only three Southeast Asian winners in the whole history of the Locarno Film Festival. Building on the momentum of their recent wins, they will be in conversation to reflect on Edwin’s career and to share their aspirations for our region’s cinema.

27 November 2021, Saturday, 11.30am 90 Min The Projector, Redrum

FORUM

In Conversation: Angeli Bayani, Ladya Cheryl and Yeo Yann Yann

Angeli BAYANI, Ladya Cheryl and YEO Yann Yann are established actors of the same generation in their respective countries, involved in film productions with various auteurs. With roots in independent filmmaking, how have they navigated their careers domestically and internationally as actors from Southeast Asia?

30 November 2021, Tuesday, 8.00pm 60 Min Zoom

FORUM

Singapore Panorama: A Cosmopolitan Perspective

A panel of industry professionals with an international viewpoint share their impressions, contributions and prospects of the local film scene. What can we learn from these players who have an eye on the world and a hand in shaping Singapore cinema?

27 November 2021, Saturday, 1.30pm 90 Min The Projector, Redrum