Singapore International Film Festival offers quality works from female film-makers

Still from the film Babyteeth directed by Shannon Murphy, featuring actress Eliza Scanlen (pictured). PHOTO: SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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SINGAPORE - For those willing to go beyond the ordinary, the 30th Singapore International Film Festival offers good choices, especially from women film-makers.

Australian drama-comedy Babyteeth (117 minutes, rating to be confirmed, screening Nov 24 and 30) is a portrait of a romance between Milla (Eliza Scanlen), a schoolgirl from a middle-class home, and petty criminal Moses (Toby Wallace). Her parents (played by celebrated actors Ben Mendelsohn and Essie Davis) claim to be blind to class distinctions, but their daughter's defiance of their ban on the relationship creates stresses that expose the fragility of their values.

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