7 Letters, the acclaimed SG50 film project, to get theatrical release for one week

People queueing for the three-day screening of 7 Letters at the Theatre Gallery, National Museum of Singapore.
People queueing for the three-day screening of 7 Letters at the Theatre Gallery, National Museum of Singapore. ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSAN

SINGAPORE - Those who failed to get tickets to screenings of the acclaimed short film anthology 7 Letters can soon head over to cinemas to catch it instead.

The collection of seven short films made by seven of Singapore's most prominent film-makers, a project to celebrate Singapore's 50th year of independence, will be released theatrically in seven Golden Village cinemas for one week from Aug 20 to 26.

 

Normal prices to the screenings apply. All proceeds, after covering theatrical and distribution costs, will go towards the 7 Letters' beneficiaries announced earlier.

The seven GV outlets holding the screenings are Suntec City, VivoCity,Plaza Singapura, Tampines, Jurong Point, Bishan and Yishun.

Helmed by directors Royston Tan, Eric Khoo, Kelvin Tong, Boo Junfeng, Tan Pin Pin, K. Rajagopal and Jack Neo, the omnibus displays the film-makers' personal connections with their home of Singapore. It is fully funded by the Media Development Authority and the Singapore Film Commission.

 

There had been much public demand to see the work ever since it played to unanimous critical praise when it premiered at the Capitol Theatre two weekends ago. Tickets for all three showings that weekend were snapped up within two hours of their release.

Additional screenings were then arranged to be shown the National Museum for National Day weekend this week, but those tickets were gone within a few hours as well.

Director Tan, who is also executive producer of the omnibus, says: "We have received so many calls and requests for 7 Letters to be shown in more theatres so that more people can watch it. The overwhelming support towards this film is very encouraging and humbling.

"We hope more Singaporeans will experience this meaningful project, while making a positive difference in our community."