Watch now: The trailer for the opening film of the 2016 Singapore International Film Festival

Chill pill

Here's a teaser for Interchange, the Malaysian fantasy noir thriller to open the 27th Singapore International Film Festival on 23 November

After gracing the screens in Toronto and Locarno, Malaysia's newest export will be making its Southeast Asian festival debut in Singapore. Poised to thrill audiences at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival, Malaysian filmmaker Dain Iskandar Said's third effort, Interchange, is a dark adventure involving shamans, supernatural beings and superstitions. Based on a true story of a Norwegian explorer who travelled through central Borneo capturing the 1910s in his photos, (one of them pictured tribal women bathing to cleanse themselves of the evil effects of being photographed), Iskandar's story follows a cop and crime photographer's involvement in a murder investigation.

Combining the filmmaker's love of film noir and folklore, Interchange is a collaborative effort between Indonesian and Malaysian talents including Shaheizy Sam, Nicholas Saputra, Iedil Putra and Prisia Nasution. Watch the trailer above for a peek at this haunting, mystical journey of stranger things to come.

The 2016 Singapore International Film Festival runs from 23 November to 4 December. Tickets on sale from 28 October. For more information, click here.

Text: Adibah Isa

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    Danny Lim © Apparat 2016
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