First Singapore movie festival in HCMC



The first Singaporean film festival will take place in Ho Chi Minh City from November 1st to November 4th. The program featured four films directed by Singaporean filmmakers, followed by discussions with directors Ham Tram, Bo Junfeng and Tan Pin Pin.

For the first evening of November 1st is scheduled the screening at 6:30 pm of “7letters” an anthology of 7 shorts, 7 love stories addressed to filmmakers from Singapore.

“Apprentice” (2016) will be screened on the second day of the festival at 19:30. Dark drama by director Boo Junfeng, Apprentice gives us a glimpse of the penitentiary life and about one of its agents increasingly involved in the complexity of the punishment system.

Royston Tan is proposing on November 3 at 1:45 pm, at the Contemporary Art Center, “3688”, a musical and comic film (2015) about the story of a car park employee dreaming to start a musical career. The film will be followed by a group discussion with Ham Tran and other Singaporean filmmakers.

November 4 at 7:30 pm: Closing evening and screening of “Ramen Teh” (2018) directed by Eric Khoo,  the story of a young Chef leaving his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore to discover the truth about his past.

The Singapore Film Festival is organized by the Singapore Film Society, in collaboration with RICE & Partners.

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