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The Substation presents 3 films and 1 documentary for a Film Fest Weekend on 27 – 29 July 2018.

These films are a form of silent demonstration. The country’s landmarks are in peril. People’s Park and Golden Mile, structures of post-war aspiration and ideology, are on the chopping block.

In what can only be described as a chronic demolition complex, Singapore has altered its coast-and-sky lines, defaced and rezoned nature, and torn down inefficient ones—all to feed capitalism’s insatiable appetite.

The films in this block demonstrate how land and infrastructural changes affect people. They remind us that the identity of community is inextricable from its environment. They prove that there is soul in the most concrete of buildings, and beauty in the complexes of dreams they contain.

 

AQUARIUS
27 July, Fri, 7.15pm
dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho
Brazil | 2016
   R21 | 146 mins

Clara becomes involved in a battle for the Aquarius, a 1940s, two-story building when she becomes the only remaining resident.

WESTERN
28 July, Sat, 4.30pm
dir. by Valeska Grisebach
Germany | 2017
PG13 | 
121 mins

A group of German workers fight for recognition from the locals when they set off to a countryside between Bulgaria and Greece.

LAND AND SHADE
28 July, Sat, 7.30pm
dir. César Augusto Acevedo
Colombia | 2014
PG | 
97 mins

Alfonso has returned home to his gravely ill son. He rediscovers his old house, where his former wife still lives, with his daughter-in-law and grandson.

WEST OF THE TRACKS
29 July, Sat, 12pm
dir. Wang Bing
China | 2002
R21 | 556 mins

This 9-hour documentary explores the slow, inevitable death of a manufacturing system in China’s Shenyang province.

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

Tickets are $12 and concessions are available for both Individual and Season Pass holders.
SFS Members enjoy 10% discount for regular-priced tickets. Head over to Members’ Corner for the promo code.
Do note that West of the Tracks is a free screening.

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