Perspectives Film Festival is Singapore’s first and longest student-run film festival. This year’s lineup features films that have been released from 2019 onwards by emerging filmmakers, each with their unique takes that align with this year’s theme: Truth.
Stemming from the idea of multiple perspectives, this year’s theme delves into the various interpretations of truth by filmmakers from around the world. The films touch on timely topics surrounding issues in politics, societal structures, personal and national histories, and the media.
FEELS GOOD MAN is a documentary about how artist Matt Furie’s anthropomorphic Pepe the Frog was distorted into a viral symbol for the controversial American alt-right movement. Witness the fractious reunion of a family torn apart by war and time with the film FAREWELL AMOR by exploring how an immigrant family reknits itself in an alien
land through multiple perspectives.
A THOUSAND CUTS takes us behind the lens of Philippine online news outlet Rappler
as its journalists battle censorship to expose the violent realities of Duterte’s controversial war on drugs. In VIDEOPHOBIA, a young Korean-Japanese woman must learn to navigate the permanence of digital data in our reality as the unwitting star of a sex tape.
Each standard ticket for a film costs SGD8 and may be purchased till 1 November 2020, 7:00PM. Upon purchase, films will be available for viewing strictly between 23 October 2020, 7:00PM to 1 November 2020, 11:59PM. Once the ‘Play’ button is clicked, the viewer has up to 48 hours to complete the film. No refunds will be made for incomplete viewings.
Viewers can also purchase bundles of 3 or 5 different films from the line up at SGD18 and
SGD28 respectively. Tickets and more info can be found at www.perspectivesfilmfestival.com.
Toy Factory Productions Ltd is launching its first-ever digital theatre presentation, Still Sailing. Zooming into the current global crisis on unsettling seas, Still Sailing broadly sheds light on the inner psyches of Singaporeans who face the turmoil of grappling addictions, toxic relationships, and desperate manipulations. The play showcases very real inner-thoughts of an addict, whilst balancing it with tongue-in-cheek dialogues between the unlikely pairing of two twenty-somethings on a voyage.
Synopsis: A gambler, Joshua secretly drifts into the horizon, to a place far away from the shores of his debts and worries… Only to crash into the waves of a global pandemic and harsh reality.
Forced into his cabin for a 14 days quarantine – he was miserably cut off from the buzz of casino slot machines. He desperately shuffles through the cards life has dealt him, and realises that there is absolutely no way he could earn the huge sum of money he came here to win.
His getaway voyage de la vie sinks deeper into brooding reality… A dockless cruise stranded in the middle of nowhere – miles away from home, the only thing that is familiar left, is himself… until he met her – the curious brash girl next door who somehow in all the uncertain conundrum – is Still Sailing.
Still Sailing features just two actors; Marc Valentine as the snobbish well-to-do compulsive gambler Joshua, whilst actress Tan Rui Shan plays Cindy, a scheming lady who has more up her sleeves than just a deck of cards.
Available on Demand from :
23rd November 2020, 12.00 PM to 6th December 2020, 11.59PM
Rental period: 48 hours
*The rental will only be available on the 23rd of November 2020, 12 PM.