Homegrown Films at the SIFF 2010

Here's a list of the Singaporean films screening at this year's Singapore International Film Festival!

SINGAPORE PANORAMA SHORTS
Sinema Old School / NC16
16th Apr (Fri), 7:00pm

KITCHEN QUARTET by Nicole Midori Woodford
TIE XIN (RESPIRATOR) by Michael Tay
MASALA MAMA by Michael Kam
HENNIE by Ethan Page
RICE by Taj Jenkins Musco
SCOT FREE by Chia Pei Zhen
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ROULETTE CITY
Dir: Thomas Lim
The Arts House Theatre / PG
16th Apr (Fri), 9:15pm

Tak goes to Macau with his uncle Wai to win money at gambling to afford his ill mother’s operation. They win big at initial tries, but lose it all when Wai runs into Tak’s former lover, Winnie. Believing he killed Wai in a furied brawl over Wynnie, Tak is lured into a gamble he cannot refuse: Winnie’s freedom in exchange for information known to a local policeman, Kin. To gain Kin’s trust, Tak befriends his sister Amanda and unexpectedly falls for her. As Tak grows closer to the siblings—and Kin inches closer to discovering Tak’s true intentions—Tak must decide where his true loyalties lie. Get tickets

SINGAPORE SHORT FILM FINALISTS
Sinema Old School / M18
17th or 24th Apr (Sat), 11:30am

QUE SERA SERA by Ghazi Alqudcy
CONTAINED by Harry Zhuang Weifu, Henry Zhuang Weiguo
SUNRISE by Platon Theodoris
PROMISES IN DECEMBER by Ho Elgin Tat Chuen
LIFE WITH UMMU by Lai Huiyi Tanya
THE 25TH OF LAURA by Joshua Simon
MU DAN by Lincoln Chia
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IN THE HOUSE OF STRAW
Dir: Yeo Siew Hua
The Arts House Theatre / R21
17th Apr (Sat), 9:15pm

Over the summer break, Zhi Wen decides to move out of his parents’ house to live with two friends. After discovering that Ah Pin and Mark are professional bicycle thieves, Zhi Wen slowly finds himself entrapped in a strange world of vice and deception. A magical personality game they play will finally cause them to switch identities with one another. The film is the tale of the three little pigs set in the modern landscape of urbanised Singapore. Will the three little pigs live happily ever after? Get tickets

MEMORIES OF A BURNING TREE
Dir: Sherman Ong
CONVERSATIONS ON SAGO LANE
Dir: Chen-Hsi Wong
The Arts House Theatre / PG
18th Apr (Sun), 9:15pm

Memories of a Burning Tree: Smith comes to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to tie up some loose ends. He meets Link, a tour guide, who agrees to help him. Along the way, they are offered help by Abdul, a gravedigger, and Toatoa, a metal scavenger, who themselves are searching for answers to their own journeys. Their search eventually leads them to realise that this is a never-ending journey of dreams and disappointments.

Conversations on Sago Lane: An HDB estate on Sago Lane houses one of Singapore’s highest concentrations of elders, who have survived successive waves of relocation and redevelopment since migrating from China during their childhood. Get tickets

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