Film Picks: Singapore International Film Festival and Keppel Latin American film festival

It stars Steven Yeun (right, from television's The Walking Dead) and Samara Weaving (left) as two people trapped in a building filled with office workers who have gone berserk because of a virus.
It stars Steven Yeun (right, from television's The Walking Dead) and Samara Weaving (left) as two people trapped in a building filled with office workers who have gone berserk because of a virus.PHOTO: SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
 It is a biopic of Dr Nise da Silveira (Gloria Pires, above), a psychiatrist who in the mid-1950s pioneered the use of art and animals in the treatment of mental illness.
It is a biopic of Dr Nise da Silveira (Gloria Pires, above), a psychiatrist who in the mid-1950s pioneered the use of art and animals in the treatment of mental illness.PHOTO: KEPPEL LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

John Lui Film Correspondent recommends

SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The horror-comedy Mayhem (M18, 86 minutes) shows exactly what its title promises. It stars Steven Yeun (from television's The Walking Dead) and Samara Weaving as two people trapped in a building filled with office workers who have gone berserk because of a virus. Using weapons made from office supplies, they have to slaughter their way to safety.

In the Georgian-language psychological thriller Scary Mother (PG13, 107 minutes), Manana (Nato Murvanidze) finally releases her creative impulses after suppressing them for many years. But the erotic thriller she pens is not welcome by everyone, including her husband.

Winner of the Best First Feature prize at the Locarno International Film Festival, the film's director Ana Urushadze will be in Singapore to speak at the screening.

WHERE: Various locations MRT: Various WHEN: Now till Sunday, various times ADMISSION: Special Presentation films: $15; all other films: $12 INFO: For schedules and bookings, go to sgiff.com. Tickets are also available at Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555). Screenings of Disappearance, The Great Buddha, Call Me By Your Name (2017) and BPM are sold out


KEPPEL LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

This year's edition of the best from the region opens with the Brazilian film, Nise: The Heart Of Madness (M18, 109 minutes, Dec 7, 7pm). It is a biopic of Dr Nise da Silveira (Gloria Pires), a psychiatrist who in the mid-1950s pioneered the use of art and animals in the treatment of mental illness.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Dec 7 to 10, various times ADMISSION: Complimentary tickets are given 30 minutes before each screening INFO: www.latinamericanfilmfestival.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2017, with the headline 'Film Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe