Film Picks: Films on art, Tan Pin Pin's new documentary, and Love & Pride film festival

The New Rijksmuseum
The New RijksmuseumPHOTO: NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
The Royal Ballet Of Cambodia
The Royal Ballet Of CambodiaPHOTO: NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
In Time To Come
In Time To ComePHOTO: TAN PIN PIN
Looking For?
Looking For?PHOTO: LOVE & PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL

PAINTING WITH LIGHT: INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART

What started as a year-long film series last year has been relaunched as a festival that will run for most of next month.

Organised by the National Gallery Singapore, the event has a slate of more than 30 films and will open with The New Rijksmuseum (PG, 130 minutes, 2013), a documentary about the Dutch institution's decade-long renovations, a turbulent period that mirrors the Gallery's own birth pangs.

The Royal Ballet Of Cambodia (81 minutes, 1965), made by an American team, documents the glories of the Khmer classical troupe before the Indochina conflict and civil war. There will be a pre-show panel with representatives from the troupe and a live solo performance by its principal dancer.

WHERE: Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Oct 7 to 29 ADMISSION: $10 from the Gallery and Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555) INFO: For schedule, go to www.nationalgallery.sg


IN TIME TO COME (PG)

62 minutes/opens on Sept 28

Singapore film-maker Tan Pin Pin's newest work is a near-wordless record of things that Singaporeans do: Exhuming and making time capsules, fogging HDB blocks, raising and lowering flags and kayaking in reservoirs. The images, presented in no particular sequence, aim to immerse the observer in the landscape of the nation, in both a physical and mental sense.

WHERE: Filmgarde Bugis+, Level 5 Bugis +, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Sept 28 to Oct 4 ADMISSION: $13 INFO: For bookings and schedule, go to fgcineplex.com.sg


LOVE & PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL

The festival focused on LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning) issues is back for its ninth edition.

Opening film Looking For? (R21, 60 minutes) is a Mandarin-language documentary from Taiwanese director Chou Tung Yen featuring conversations with 60 gay people from various cities on the topic of how dating apps have changed how people view relationships. Film editor Huang Chia Wen will be present for a discussion after the Sept 27 screening.

WHERE: Various Golden Village cinemas WHEN: Sept 27 to Oct 8, various timings ADMISSION: $13 INFO: For bookings and schedule, go to gv.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2017, with the headline 'Film Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe