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Film picks: More than 30 acclaimed works at the Second Singapore Chinese Film Festival

Published on Apr 19, 2014 8:04 AM
 
A Touch of Sin by Chinese film-maker Jia Zhangke, the crime flick won the award for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival last year. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE FILM SOCIETY

SECOND SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL

More than 30 acclaimed works from around the region premiere at this festival.

Highlights include A Touch Of Sin (2013) by Chinese film-maker Jia Zhangke, the crime flick that won the award for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival last year; the drama To My Dear Granny (2013), award-winning TV director Chu Yu-ning’s film tribute to his grandmother, which was nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Lin Mei-hsiu at last year’s Golden Horse Awards; and Hong Kong indie hit The Way We Dance (2013), a dance flick about a hip-hop expert, which earned Golden Horse nominations for Best Action Choreography as well as Best Actress for star Cherry Ngan last year. Most of the films are unlikely to get a commercial release here later. The event is jointly organised by the Singapore Film Society and UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies.

Where: Cathay Cineplexes, The Arts House and The National Museum Of Singapore MRT: Raffles Place/Dhoby Ghaut When: Till April 27 Admission: $12 and $13 from Cathay Cineplex box offices, the Arts House box office; information counter at the National Museum; Sistic or online at www.bytes.sg, www.cathay.com.sg and www.sistic.com.sg, depending on the screening venue.

Yip Wai Yee

3.50 (PG13)

106 minutes

 
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