Does catching a foreign film with friends seem too alternative for you? You’d think most people watch foreign films on their own.
Don’t miss the upcoming European Union Film Festival 2018 if you’re a film buff who wants to dive deeper into these lesser well-known films! The event will take place from 10 – 20 May 2018 at the National Gallery Singapore, and will feature more than 20 foreign films.
Notable directors include Mirjam Unger, director of Fly Away Home, who will be present for the opening night screening.
If you think you won’t recognise the actors/actresses in foreign indie films, think again.
One of the listings, Breathe (2017), is an English film starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. It explores two young lovers whose relationship takes a catastrophic turn when one of them falls victim to polio.
Of course, not only Western films will be screened. The European Union in Singapore collaborated with Singapore’s Asian Film Archive, a charity based in Singapore, for the film Fragment. This omnibus film consists of 10 short films, and introduces us to directors from South-East Asian countries.
With themes of fortitude and vulnerability which are shared by the directors, the films actually complement one another.
Why not take a step back from the usual blockbusters, and delve into this alternative realm this May?
Dates & Times: 10 – 20 May 2018, individual film timings available on the website
Prices: S$12 per screening (inclusive of booking fees)
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