Film Picks: Painting With Light, Cartoons Underground, A Design Film Festival, Perspectives Film Festival

Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land
Koudelka: Shooting Holy LandPHOTO: GILAD BARAM

PAINTING WITH LIGHT

The documentary, Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land (2015, PG13, 72 minutes), tracks the work of Czech-French photographer Josef Koudelka who after arriving in Israel in 2008, decided to record the social impact of the security wall being erected in the West Bank.

The film is among more than 30 in this festival of films about art, organised by National Gallery Singapore.

WHERE: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Oct 29 ADMISSION: $10. Tickets available from the Gallery and Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or 6348-5555) INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg


CARTOONS UNDERGROUND


The Wrong End Of The Stick. PHOTO: CARTOONS UNDERGROUND

The sixth edition of this animation festival, independently organised and billed as South-east Asia's largest, features 13 short films selected from submissions from all over the world.

In the short animation, The Wrong End Of The Stick (2016), from Britain, a man living a humdrum life deals with his mid-life crisis by expressing a desire he has kept hidden for a long time.

WHERE: Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road MRT: Little India WHEN: Tomorrow, 6pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: For registration and programme line-up, go to cartoonsunderground.com


A DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL


Hanzi. PHOTO: A DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL

The seventh edition of the festival opens with Hanzi (2017, G, 57 minutes), an English-language documentary about the visual culture of modern Chinese typography, how it has evolved over time, and how its look is being changed by a new generation of designers.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, 11 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Oct 29 ADMISSION: $15 INFO: For bookings and schedule, go to www.designfilmfestival.com


PERSPECTIVES FILM FESTIVAL


Black Girl. PHOTO: PERSPECTIVES FILM FESTIVAL

Since 2008, this festival, run by students of the Nanyang Technological University's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication, has screened films that challenge conventional thinking.

Classic films dominate the slate this year. Black Girl (1966, NC16, 59 minutes) is a landmark in African cinema. A Senegalese woman leaves for France to work in a household and finds herself confronting the realities of racism and colonialism.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road; Alliance Francaise, 1 Sarkies Road; Shaw Theatres Lido, 350 Orchard Road; *Scape Gallery, Level 5, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Various WHEN: Till Oct 29 ADMISSION: $13 a screening, $99 festival pass for all films INFO: For bookings and schedule, go to perspectivesfilmfestival.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2017, with the headline 'Film Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe