30 Jan '13, 1pm

Singapore up close: Films from the Lion City to be screened at the Singapore Film Festival from February 4

Singapore up close: Films from the Lion City to be screened at the Singapore Film Festival from February 4

is probably the perfect window to Singapore cinema and the ideal choice to get the first edition of Singapore Film Festival in Chennai started, when the curtains go up at Rani Seethai Hall on February 4. Directed by 28-year-old Boo Junfeng, Sandcastle (that was the first Singaporean film to be invited to the International Critics Week at Cannes), tells the story of a 18-year old boy who is trying to understand fragments of his past as a series of events take him on an introspective journey just before his mandatory enlistment into the Singapore army — his grandfather dies, his grandmother’s Alzheimer’s is getting worse by the day, he does not approve of his mother’s affair with a military officer, he has a massive crush on his neighbour and he has just discovered that his father was a student activist.

Full article: http://www.thehindu.com/arts/cinema/singapore-up-close/ar...

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