Asian Film Focus 2017 | Short Film Screening 3
Over the course of the Asian Film Focus, Objectifs brings you a
selection of short films that revolve around the theme 'Time Machine' .
These works from Vietnam, India, the Philippines and Singapore, delve
into notions of archival and found
footage in the context of contemporary filmmaking in Asia. What can we
glean from these glimpses into the past, and what does it say about our
present and our future?
To find out more about the Asian Film Focus, click here.
Programme Duration: 41 min. | There will be a post screening Q&A session | Ratings TBC.
2. "Landscape Series #1" by Nguyen Trinh Thi / 5 min / Vietnam
As the journey starts, wide empty landscapes make one wonder what one is looking for. A mysterious object? A crime scene? Something horrifying? The scenes are getting more and more specific, but they do not lead to any concrete solution - only an injury in place of a metaphor.
3. "Darna: A Stone is a Heart You Cannot Swallow" ("Nang Gabing Maging Singlaki Ng Puso Ang Bato Ni Darna") by Jon Lazam / 6 min / Philippines
In this novel retelling of an old story, Darna wakes up to discover that her magical stone has grown as big as her heart. Alone in a world where silence is her only companion, she learns to come to grips with the finitude of love.
4. "Mama Goes to Swim" by Ang Sookoon / 5 min / Singapore
A simple record of a day in the life of the filmmaker's mother.
About the Asian Film Focus
The Asian Film Focus promotes the creation and appreciation of independent films from the region. It is dedicated to the short film genre, cinema’s most democratic and expressive form. Each year, we work with the foremost film programmers in Asia to bring audiences exciting gems from different countries, with a different theme each time. Through screenings, panel discussions, and networking sessions, industry and audience members can come together to discuss trends and developments in film, and forge a community that celebrates the creative power of filmmaking.
To find out more about the programme, click here.
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
- Venue Address
- 155 Middle Road Singapore
Nearest MRT stations: Bras Basah (approx. 5 min walk) and Bugis (approx 10 min walk)