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The Act Of Killing to screen in Singapore in May at South-east Asian Film Festival

Published on Mar 19, 2014 4:29 PM
 
US director Joshua Oppenheimer poses with the award for a documentary for the film "The Act Of Killing" at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on Feb 16, 2014. Bafta-award-winning documentary The Act Of Killing (2012) will be among 20 films making its Singapore premiere at the South-east Asian Film Festival in May. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

Bafta-award-winning documentary The Act Of Killing (2012) will be among 20 films making its Singapore premiere at the South-east Asian Film Festival in May.

The film by Joshua Oppenheimer, which was also up for the Academy Award for Best Documentary this year, looks at the Indonesian killings of 1965-1966, an anti-Communist purge where over half a million people were killed. The screening of the film will be held at the Moving Image Gallery at the Singapore Art Museum on May 4.

Until then, other films to look out for at the festival - which runs from April 11 to May 4, and is in its fourth edition - include Mister John (2013), the drama by Ireland-born film-makers Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor starring Singapore's very own Zoe Tay, about how a family deals with a death.

Then, there is also the Cambodian-American documentary A River Changes Course (2013), which looks at the lives of three different Cambodian families. The film won the award for World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. Tickets at $10 each from Sistic.

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