Must See - SAM's inaugural Southeast Asian Film Festival

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) will inaugurate the Southeast Asian Film Festival, Mar 18 to May 7, featuring 17 of the best works by SEA film makers, with 12 of the films making their Singapore debut. There will be works of veterans such as Garin Nugroho, UWei bin Haji Saari and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, as well as young and emerging talents who are fast gaining recognition for their works. Screening at the festival is Citizen Juling by Ing K., Kraisak Choonhavan and Manit Sriwanichpoom, a rare documentary on Islamic Insurgency in Thailand that ventures beyond the surface in addressing the social and cultural conflicts of modern day societies. Malaysia’s Woo Ming Jin, Singapore’s Glen Goei and Liao Jiekai, and the Philippines’ John Torres will also be showcasing their works at the Southeast Asian Film Festival.  Tickets are now on sale at SAM at 8Q.


Please visit www.singaporeartmuseum.sg for full synopses and more information.

The Blue Generation (Singapore premiere)
Garin Nugroho, Dosy Omar and John de Rantau, Indonesia, 2009, 90 minutes, M18
Fri, 18 Mar
7.30pm
Featuring a post-screening discussion with co-director John De Rantau.

Citizen Juling (Singapore premiere)
Ing K., Kraisak Choonhavan and Manit Sriwanichpoom, Thailand, 2008, 222 minutes,
NC16
Sat, 19 Mar
7.30pm

The Adventures of Iron Pussy
Michael Shaowanasai and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2003, 90 minutes, PG
Fri, 25 Mar
7.30pm

Refrains Happen Like Revolutions in a Song (Singapore premiere)
John Torres, Philippines, 2010, 120 minutes, PG
Sat, 26 Mar
7.30pm
Featuring a post-screening discussion with director John Torres.

The Blue Mansion (Uncut version)
Glen Goei, Singapore, 2009, 107 minutes, M18
Fri, 1 Apr
7.30pm
Featuring a post-screening discussion with director Glen Goei.

Jogho
U-Wei bin Haji Saari, Malaysia, 1997, 94 mins, PG
Sat, 2 Apr
7.30pm

Red Dragonflies (Singapore premiere)
Liao Jiekai, Singapore, 2010, 96 minutes, PG
Thu, 14 Apr
7.30pm
Featuring a post-screening discussion with director Liao Jiekai

Survive: In the Heart of the Khmer Rouge Madness
Roshane Saidnattar, Cambodia/France, 2009, 97 minutes, PG
Fri, 15 Apr
7.30pm

Bi, Don't Be Afraid (Singapore premiere)
Phan Dang Di, Vietnam, 2010, 92 minutes, R21
Sat, 16 Apr
7.30pm

Jermal (Fishing Platform) (Singapore premiere)
Ravi Bharwani, Rayya Makarim and Utawa Tresno, Indonesia, 2009, 90 minutes, PG
Thu, 21 Apr
7.30pm

Woman on Fire Looks for Water (Singapore premiere)
Woo Ming Jin, Malaysia, 2009, 99 minutes, PG
Fri, 22 Apr
7.30pm
Featuring a post-screening discussion with director Woo Ming Jin

The Tiger Factory (Singapore premiere)
Woo Ming Jin, Malaysia / Japan, 2010, 84 minutes, PG
Sat, 23 Apr
7.30pm
Featuring a post-screening discussion with director Woo Ming Jin

Baby Arabia (Singapore premiere)
Panu Aree, Kaweenipon Ketprasit and Kong Rithdee, Thailand, 2010, 74 minutes, PG
Fri, 29 May
7.30pm

Sawasdee Bangkok (complete version) (Singapore premiere)
Bhandit Rittakol, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Wisit Sasanatieng, Kongdej Jaturanrasamee,
Prachya Pinkaew, Aditya Assarat, Rutaiwan Wongsirasawad, Chukiat Sakveerakul and
Santi Taepanich, Thailand, 2009, 270 minutes, NC16
Sat, 30 May
7.30pm

Sheika (Singapore premiere)
Arnel Mardoquio, Philippines, 2010, 120 minutes, M18
Thu, 5 May
7.30pm

Halaw (Ways of the Sea) (Singapore premiere)
Sheron R. Dayoc, Philippines, 2010, 77 minutes, PG
Fri, 6 May
7.30pm

Limbunan (The Bridal Quarters) (Singapore premiere)
Gutierrez Mangansakan II, Phillipines, 2010, 83 minutes, PG
Sat, 7 May
7.30pm
Featuring a post-screening discussion with director Gutierrez Mangansakan II

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