Share our love for Singapore with the extensive showings at the Film Festival! Don’t miss Royston Tan’s specially commissioned feature film, “Old Friends”, which explores the theme of food through personal stories of everyday Singaporean. From May, some of these films will travel to select public libraries.
By Chuan Pictures
From the creators of Old Places (老地方) and Old Romances (老情人) comes the final instalment of the trilogy: Old Friends (老朋友). Savour the stories of those who pioneered the rich, authentic flavours (古早味) of traditional Singaporean cuisine, and those lucky enough to taste them in this evocative film by Royston Tan and his team.
By Bobbing Buoy Films
The Centrepoint mall of the 1980s used to be a vibrant and colourful hangout popular with youths collectively known as the Centrepoint Kids. Director Wee Li Lin pays tribute to their lively subculture and positive spirit in her film Centrepoint Kidz, chronicling the story of a youth’s initiation into the exclusive group.While these rebels of yesteryear may now have children of their own, the film serves to highlight how these parents once sought unique and daring means of expressing themselves as well.
By Sun Koh
Travel back to the Lion Studios’ musical heyday through the memories of filmmaker Sun Koh, as documented in her film The Studio. Uncover the story behind this local recording studio, which helmed the production of iconic National Day songs and saw the likes of Teresa Teng, Tracy Huang and Teddy Robin recording platinum hits.
By Robot Playground Media
Directed by Ervin Han, The Violin is an animated short film retelling our nation’s past, struggles and journey – from World War II to the tumultuous political times that led to Singapore’s separation from Malaysia, right up to the present.
Date: 24 May 2015, 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Location: Level 11, National Library, 100 Victoria Street, 188064
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