Buzzing: Busan premiere for Singapore anthology

Film-maker Royston Tan (seated) with the cast and crew of the new anthology titled 667.
Film-maker Royston Tan (seated) with the cast and crew of the new anthology titled 667.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

Busan premiere for Singapore anthology

The Royston Tan-produced anthology film 667 will make its international premiere at the Busan International Film Festival next month.

The film, which is directed by five rising Singapore film-makers - Kirsten Tan, He Shuming, Jun Chong, Liao Jiekai and Eva Tang - tells five stories about the search for one's cultural roots and how one makes Singapore home.

Each segment is told in a different Chinese dialect: Tan's Wu Song Sha Shao is in Teochew; He's Letters From The Motherland is in Hainanese; Chong's Ke is in Hakka; Liao's Nocturne is in Hokkien; and Tang's The Veiled Willow is in Cantonese.

For Singaporean audiences, the film will also be holding additional screenings on Sept 23 and 24. Tickets for these shows will be available from Sistic from tomorrow morning.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe