Singapore International Film Festival: Anthony Chen's Wet Season and other top local films to catch in November
Running from 21 November to 1 December 2019, Singapore International Film Festival will screen over 90 films from 40 countries alongside masterclasses and talks by renowned filmmakers, actors, and industry experts on their process and vision.
This year, however, Singaporean films have taken centre stage. Check out our top picks below.
Camera d'Or winner Anthony Chen's highly anticipated film, Wet Season, opens the festival. He reunites with his actors from Ilo Ilo (2013). Wet Season tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a teacher and her student. The film premieres at 8pm on 21 November.
Invisible Stories revolves around the everyday lives of ordinary people –– their joy, struggles, and sacrifices as they navigating life's many challenges. Set within a fictional neighbourhood, the HBO six-part series might just be the antithesis to Crazy Rich Asians that we've all been waiting for. The first two episodes will premiere at 9:30pm on 28 November while the full series will be released in early 2020.
Unteachable delves into the reality of Singapore's education system, something most of us can relate to. It tells the story of Ng Meixi, a relief teacher who has just returned from Mexico. She takes on a new pedagogical method to assist students in the Normal Technical stream. It premieres at 7pm on 26 November.
Piece of Meat
Animated short film Piece of Meat is fascinatingly about a lamb chop that does whatever it takes to make ends meet. The short film features no dialogue and is directed by newcomer Jerrold Chong who is currently producing his first feature-length movie.
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