Film picks: Ramen Teh free screening, Tales From The Mainland, award-winning Spoor

Ramen Teh is a drama about food linking members of a family across disparate cultures and generations.
Ramen Teh is a drama about food linking members of a family across disparate cultures and generations.PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE

BYO CINEMA

Organised by the Singapore Film Commission, this free open-air celebration of Singapore cinema heads into its third film on July 13 with Ramen Teh (2018, PG, 90 minutes), director Eric Khoo's drama about food linking members of a family across disparate cultures and generations. Japanese actor Takumi Saitoh is Masato, a chef searching for links to his family that take him from Japan to Singapore. It also stars Jeanette Aw and Mark Lee.

Ramen Teh will screen at 7pm at Singapore Botanic Gardens' Eco Lake Lawn.

WHERE/MRT: Various locations, including Design Orchard Rooftop (Somerset), GSS Popup@Grange Road Carpark (Somerset), Singapore Botanic Gardens (Botanic Gardens)

WHEN: Now to Sept 28

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: View schedule of all films, screening locations and indicate interest in attending at www.facebook.com/events/615609302293399

TALES FROM THE MAINLAND


Hooligan Sparrow, comprised of footage smuggled out of China, won a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. PHOTO: THE PROJECTOR

Six elementary school children have been raped by their principal in southern China. The case is suppressed through political connections. But activist Ye Haiyan - better known on social media by the nickname Hooligan Sparrow - takes up the cause of the girls and this documentary follows their progress. Hooligan Sparrow (2016, M18, 84 minutes), comprised of footage smuggled out of China, won a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. This is screened as part of Tales From The Mainland, a celebration of films from China.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road

MRT: Nicoll Highway

WHEN: July 13 and 21, various times

ADMISSION: $13.50

INFO: theprojector.sg

N.O.W. 2019


Crime thriller Spoor tells the story of recluse Janina (Agnieszka Mandat), who is the sole witness to a series of killings, but no one believes her testimony. PHOTO: N.O.W. 2019

The N.O.W. project has a mission to "make visible the multifaceted and capable women, their voices and their not ordinary work".

The film portion of the event, which also covers music, visual arts, workshops and talks, will feature four works by women.

Among them is the crime thriller Spoor (2017, Rating to be confirmed, 128 minutes), from respected Polish director Agnieszka Holland. In a remote, mountainous part of Poland, a reclusive woman, Janina (Agnieszka Mandat), is the sole witness to a series of killings, but no one believes her testimony. Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and winner of Best Director at the Polish Film Festival.

WHERE: 72-13, Home of Theatreworks. 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 239007

MRT: Fort Canning

WHEN: Jul 19 - 20, Various times

ADMISSION: $12

INFO: notordinarywork.com