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Don't miss out on some great independent films screening at Singular Screens, SIFA!

By Flora  /  09 Apr 2021 (Friday)
Over 13 films from all over the world to be discovered, to be screened at the Oldham Theatre.

Curated by the Asian Film Archive (AFA) for the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), Singular Screens celebrates diverse and independent cinematic works from Singapore and around the world.

Here are some cinematic masterpieces from game-changing filmmakers that aspiring cinephiles should not miss:

- Shot in stunning black-and-white, Sátántangó, the restored classic arthouse title, is a 7.5 hours long treat that follows inhabitants of a small village in Hungary deal with the effects of the fall of Communism. Sátántangó unfolds in twelve distinct movements, echoing the structure of a tango dance; six steps forward, then six steps back.

- Based on the 1990 experimental novel by Japanese author Banana Yoshimioto, Lisa Spilliaert’s feature debut N.P is a silent film translation of the text into a cinematic scenario. The Belgian filmmaker's experimental approach with a meta-narrative is an interesting cinematic exercise for this hour-long silent film.

- Ouvertures is a collaboration by collective The Living and the Dead Ensemble that prove the chimera of improvisational theatre and a documentary. Fueled by improvisations and “staged” conversations of the ensemble, the movie contemplates the cultural richness and history of Haiti. It looks beyond the written word and past down history but the discourse analysis of identity and its implementation.

- Moved by the film, Joaquin Phoenix became the executive producer of Gunda, which is an experimental black and white film about the life of farm animals. It invites the audience to slow down and experience life as the subjects do, to meditate on the mystery of animal consciousness, and consider with the role humanity plays in it.

- A Love Unknown is Singapore's entry to the list of international films. Directed by John Clang, it tells a story of a woman in New York and her abandoned daughter in Singapore, both grappling with depression and existentialism, pursue a change in their lives in order to overcome thoughts of suicide. Screenings will feature a live introduction by the film's cinematographer, Lavender Chang.

Find out more about the films here.
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