7 Letters for cinemas

Director Tan Pin Pin's short film in the 7 Letters anthology stars (from left) Yoo Ah Min and Karen Lim.
Director Tan Pin Pin's short film in the 7 Letters anthology stars (from left) Yoo Ah Min and Karen Lim.PHOTO: 7 LETTERS, TAN PIN PIN

Those who failed to get tickets to screenings of the acclaimed short film anthology 7 Letters can soon watch it at cinemas here.

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 7 Letters' beneficiaries announced earlier.

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

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 homeland. It is funded fully by the Media Development Authority and the Singapore Film Commission.

There had been much public demand to see the work 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 at the National Museum for National Day weekend this week, but those tickets were gone within a few hours as well.

Director Royston 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."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 04, 2015, with the headline '7 Letters for cinemas'. Print Edition | Subscribe