August 15 - August 18
LumiNation 2019 celebrates six celebrated filmmakers and award-winning films as they search for what it means to be and belong in our little red dot this national day!
FROM VICTORIA STREET TO ANG MO KIO
15 Aug, 7pm
dir. Eva Tang
2019 | Singapore | Documentary | In Mandarin, Cantonese, English with English and Chinese subtitles | PG | 70 mins
A tribute to the efforts of a generation of admirable educators, discover a little-known segment of Singapore’s education history through the survival of the nation‘s first Catholic missionary Chinese girls’ school.
There will be a 30min post-show dialogue with director Eva Tang.
IN TIME TO COME
16 Aug, 7:30pm
dir. Tan Pin Pin
2017 | Singapore | Documentary | English| PG | 62 mins
This film follows the ritualistic exhuming of an old state time capsule in Singapore, and the compilation of another. As enigmatic remnants of life from 25 years ago emerge, items from the present are primed for future generations to decode.
There will be a 30min post-show dialogue with director Tan Pin Pin.
THE ANIMATED SHORTS OF JERROLD CHONG
17 Aug, 2pm
dir. Jerrold Chong
2014-2019 | Singapore | Animation | English | NC16 | 35 mins
Celebrated local animator Jerrold Chong shares his fascination with animated cinema and stories that examine the complexities of everyday life and the human experience.
There will be a 1hr post-show dialogue with director Jerrold Chong.
17 Aug, 4pm
dir. Eric Khoo
2018 | Singapore | Horror | Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English with English subtitle | NC16 | 52 mins
Who are the real monsters and who are the true victims? Beyond genre expectations, certain clichés are being subverted in this latest cinematic entry and contemporary rendition of the timeless pontianak folklore, a HBO Asia series created by producer/ director Eric Khoo.
There will be a 30min post-show dialogue with director Eric Khoo.
17 Aug, 7pm
dir. Ramon A. Estella
1958 | Singapore | Classic, Horror | Malay with English subtitles | PG | 103 mins
Filipino director Ramon Estella’s Anak Pontianak came on the heels of two immensely popular pontianak-themed movies first conceived by Cathay-Keris –Pontianak and Dendam Pontianak(Pontianak’s Revenge). This film may probably be the oldest Pontianak film that still exists today.
A LAND IMAGINED
18 Aug, 4pm
dir. Yeo Siew Hua
2018 | Singapore | Mystery | In Mandarin, English, Bengali, with English and Chinese subtitles | NC16 | 95 mins
After a Chinese worker disappears at a Singapore land reclamation site, a police investigator seeks to uncover the truth behind the missing man and the underbelly of Singapore’s success.
There will be a 30min post-show dialogue with director Yeo Siew Hua.
Tickets are $10 and bundles of 2 and 4 tickets are available.
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