Film Picks: Painting With Light; Cartoons Underground; Finnish Film Festival

Cambodian short The King's Last Song (above) is a record of the 2012 funeral of King Norodom Sihanouk; while Image Makers: John Clang (left) is a free-form documentary about the avant-garde photographer.
Cambodian short The King's Last Song (above) is a record of the 2012 funeral of King Norodom Sihanouk.PHOTO: NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
Cambodian short The King's Last Song (above) is a record of the 2012 funeral of King Norodom Sihanouk; while Image Makers: John Clang (left) is a free-form documentary about the avant-garde photographer.
Image Makers: John Clang (above) is a free-form documentary about the avant-garde photographer.PHOTO: NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
Cambodian short The King's Last Song (above) is a record of the 2012 funeral of King Norodom Sihanouk; while Image Makers: John Clang (left) is a free-form documentary about the avant-garde photographer.
FramedPHOTO: CARTOONS UNDERGROUND
Cambodian short The King's Last Song (above) is a record of the 2012 funeral of King Norodom Sihanouk; while Image Makers: John Clang (left) is a free-form documentary about the avant-garde photographer.
Tale Of A LakePHOTO: FINNISH FILM FESTIVAL

John Lui Film Correspondent recommends

PAINTING WITH LIGHT: INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART

More than 30 films are shown in this festival organised by the National Gallery Singapore.

In the free-admission Southeast Asian Shorts section, held at the Auditorium Anteroom, films will be run at the top of the hour. These include Image Makers: John Clang (PG, 16 minutes, 2012), a free-form documentary about the avant-garde photographer and winner of the President's Designer Of The Year Award. The film is an early work of Kirsten Tan, maker of Pop Aye (2017).

Cambodian short The King's Last Song (PG, 27 minutes, 2016) by John Pirozzi is a record of the 2012 funeral of King Norodom Sihanouk that includes clips from the films made by the king, an award-winning film-maker.

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


CARTOONS UNDERGROUND

Existential dread meets Kafkaesque horror in Framed, an Italian stop-motion short film about a man trying to convince the authorities of the tortures inflicted on him by a nameless entity.

The sixth edition of this animation festival, independently organised and billed as South-east Asia's largest, will feature 13 short films selected from submissions coming from all over the world.

WHERE: Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road MRT: Rochor WHEN: Oct 21, 6pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: For registration and programme, go to cartoonsunderground.com


FINNISH FILM FESTIVAL

Finland is called the "land of a thousand lakes" and the documentary Tale Of A Lake (PG, 76 minutes) weaves camera footage of exosystems of water bodies large and small with stories from myths and legends. Co-director Marko Rohr will take questions after the screening at 2pm on Sunday.

This film and five others are part of the first Finnish Film Festival, organised by the Embassy of Finland, Finnish Film Foundation and others.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Till Sunday, various times ADMISSION: $13.50 INFO: For schedule and bookings, go to theprojector.sg/category/fiff2017/

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2017, with the headline 'Film Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe