20 Nov '16, 9pm

Telling Singapore stories through film - The Straits Times

This year, 2016, has been a strong year for Singapore on the film festival circuit. We had two films, A Yellow Bird directed by K. Rajagopal, and The Apprentice directed by Boo Junfeng, selected for the Cannes Film Festival; Yong Mun Chee's new project Badass was invited to the Golden Horse Film Project Promotion, an industry preview of films currently in the financing stage; and Boo Junfeng was honoured with the Rising Director Award at the Busan Film Festival. To many casual observers, our silver screen success only registered in 2013 when the film Ilo Ilo, directed by Anthony Chen, became the first local film to win the Camera D'Or Award at Cannes and Best Film honours at the annual Golden Horse Awards, the most prestigious stage for Chinese language films. As a co-producer of that film, I appreciated first-hand the significant impact those awards had, both locally and ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/telling-spore-stories...

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