Friday, December 16, 2011

Cinema offerings in Singapore


Sorry it's been a while since anyone has posted. We've all been busy with end of the year activities. We'll try to be more regular and hopefully focus on what kinds of film screenings are on offer throughout the year.

If you haven't heard about what's going on at the Cinematheque at the National Museum of Singapore, I wanted to highlight a really interesting set of screenings coming up in January. It is the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, Jan 26-29, 2012.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Are you ready for the Challenge?

The moment we have all been waiting for is fast approaching. Perspectives Film Festival's opening film, Battle of Algiers will be screened in slightly less than 24hrs. Months of hard work and preparation have lead to this festival which aims to take film enthusiasts on a journey. A journey in which they will discover cinematic excellence, a journey in which there is no shortage of entertainment, a journey that is also a challenge to explore controversy and censorship in film in new ways. Many have taken on this challenge and have decided to embark on this journey. Yet, there is always space for more. So book your tickets soon and show that you too are ready to take on the Perspectives Challenge.    

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Perspectives Film Festival's Official Trailer

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The official trailer of Perspectives Film Festival is out. "Look for Perspectives Film Festival 2011 Trailer" on Youtube. The link to the trailer is as follows:

Watch it, love it and continue buying tickets to your favourite screenings. Tickets are selling fast, so hurry to avoid disappointment.

Caterpillar: Power within the home

The title suggests the possibility of movement, but the character doesn’t. Staged within a Japanese home in the post-war era, Caterpillar becomes a narrative game of power play between genders. It challenges status and hierarchy with a massive tinge of political significance. The subtle power play between the two lead characters engages the audience to actively participate in the search of knowing who is the lord that controls morality.

A soldier without limbs. A wife whose husband depends on her. Both characters bring provocative sexual matter onto the table. The film does not compromise, deliberately showing what needs to be seen, transcending the institutionalized violence of the Imperial government and Japanese society.

Caterpillar is the perfect closing film, offers a contemporary perspective towards gruesomeness and eroticism, shocking the audience with its brilliant use of montage and documentary elements.

Perspectives Film Festival 2011 presents a film from Japan, ‘Caterpillar’ by Koji Wakamatsu.