Wednesday, July 05, 2006

"Singapore Cinema" & Wee Li-lin's "Holiday" at Alliance Francaise

Catherine Tan looks very good on the cover of Raphael Millet's book on the history of Singapore Cinema titled, well, Singapore Cinema. But I'm not sure I would've chosen a still from Ong Lay Jinn's meandering Perth in the first place. To me, it's not that significant a Singapore film.

(Perth at Cine.SG. It's screening again from July 5th onwards, so you can catch it and decide for yourself.)

The book is more chronology than analysis, and so the coffee table format is well-suited to this book. I'm a bit annoyed 'cos it's awkward to carry, but there're lots of photographs and Millet's clearly done his research.

Anyway, if you're free this Friday night and in the area:
Presentation of Singapore Cinema
at the Alliance Francaise de Singapour,
Sarkies Road (near Newton MRT)
Date: 7th July 2006, Friday
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: AF Theatre (Free Admission)
Programme: Brief presentation of Singapore Cinema by Raphael Millet.
Screening of Singaporean short movie: Holiday, in the presence of the director, Ms Wee Li-lin.
Followed by a signing session of Singapore Cinema.

Wee Li-lin's Holiday, starring the versatile Adrian Pang, details the confusion of a recently-retrenched man. Sprinkled with black humour, and worth watching even if you don't stay for the book signing.

For SFS folks! Special mail order forms for "Singapore Cinema", which offer an SFS-only 15% discount on the book, are available from SFS.

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