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Published on Apr 26, 2014 8:08 AM
 
Production still from Shakespeare Must Die. -- FILE PHOTO: SEAFF

SOUTHEAST ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

The playlist of 20 works this year includes a costume drama banned in its home nation of Thailand and a Bafta-winning documentary about the massacre of Communists and ethnic Chinese in the turmoil of 1965 Indonesia.

From acclaimed Thai director Ing Kanjanavanit (who will also be here for a post-screening discussion) comes Shakespeare Must Die (2012, NC16, 172 minutes), her adaptation of Macbeth that was blocked from cinemas in her home nation because of "content that causes divisiveness among the people". Ing K will speak after the screening of Censor Must Die (2013, PG13, 150 minutes), a documentary of the production team's frustrating and surreal journey into the byzantine corridors of the Thai censorship system following the ban on Shakespeare Must Die.

When: Now till May 4 Where: The Moving Image Gallery at the Singapore Art Museum Tickets: $10 from Sistic. For full schedule, go to www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/seaff/

John Lui

OCULUS (NC16)

103 minutes/3 stars

 
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