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The Singapore Art Museum presents its second Southeast Asian Film Festival. Focused on contemporary Singapore and its immediate neighbours

Southeast Asian Film Festival

Press Release

The Singapore Art Museum presents its second Southeast Asian Film Festival. Focused on contemporary Singapore and its immediate neighbours, the Festival extends the reach of the Museum’s Southeast Asian exhibitions and continues its mission to showcase and document the most contemporary visual art and cultural expressions of the region. The Festival will be featuring 20 challenging works by Southeast Asia’s key and rising filmmakers, 19 of which are Singapore premieres. Noted films include Adolfo Alix, Jr.’s gritty and fantastical Fable of the Fish, Kamila Andini’s (daughter of Garin Nugroho) debut feature The Mirror Never Lies, Pham Nhue Giang’s lyrical Mother’s Soul and Before We Forget, a documentary by young Singaporeans Jeremy Boo and Lee Xian Jie. Additionally, there will be a special directors’ panel on Southeast Asian cinema, and 12 post-screening discussions.

$10 for each film screening, $8 concession for students with valid ID, senior citizens and NSFs. Tickets are available from SISTIC. Ticket price includes $1 SISTIC fee. Limited seating, please purchase your tickets early. For ticket availability at the door, please call SISTIC at 6348 5555.

Unfortunately screening for P-047 (Tae Peang Phu Deaw) on the 3rd of March has already been sold out. And if you have missed Singapore director, Eric Khoo’s animation, Tatsumi when it was screen last year Catch it again on the 24th March. So book your tickets now before the rest sells out.


Fable of the Fish


Behind-the-scenes for the independent film ISDA (Fable of the Fish).

Click here for the complete list of trailer for the Southeast Asian Film Festival.

Each ticket can be redeemed for one-time museum admission from 1 to 31 March 2012, complimentary access to the Directors’ Panel on 3 Mar and access to the relevant film’s post-screening discussion.

Date Time Film

Fri 2 Mar 7:30pm Fable of the Fish (Isda), dir. Adolfo Borinaga Alix, Jr., 2011, Philippines, 96 min, Tagalog with English subtitles, PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

Featuring a post-screening discussion with director Adolfo Borinaga Alix, Jr.
Adolfo Borinaga Alix, Jr. will also participate in the Directors’ Panel on 3rd March.

Sat 3 Mar 2:00pm Directors’ Panel on Southeast Asian Film: When the Going Gets Tough, the Indies Get Going.

Join filmmakers Adolfo Borinaga Alix, Jr. (Philippines), Clodualdo Del Mundo, Jr., (Philippines), Kongdej Jaturanrasamee (Thailand) as well as actor Sunny Pang (Singapore) and film critic Philip Cheah for their views on the Southeast Asian Wave.

*Complimentary with purchase of any SEAFF2012 ticket. Limited seating. Registration required. Please email [email protected]

Sat 3 Mar 4:30pm Dancing With Dictators, dir. Hugh Piper, 2011, Myanmar/Australia, 90 min, English and Myanmar with English subtitles, NC16 (Mature Content)

Featuring a post-screening discussion with journalist Myo Myo, one of the film’s subjects.

Sun 4 Mar 4:30pm Water Hands, dir. Vladimir Todorovic, 2011, Singapore/Serbia/Montenegro, 93 min, Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles, PG

Featuring a post-screening discussion with director Vladimir Todorovic.

Sun 4 Mar 7:30pm Flight of an Angel (Paglipad ng Anghel), dir. Clodualdo Del Mundo, Jr., 2011, Philippines, 95 min, Tagalog with English subtitles, PG13 (Some Coarse Language and Disturbing Scenes)

Featuring a post-screening discussion with director Clodualdo Del Mundo, Jr.
Clodualdo Del Mundo, Jr. will also participate in the Directors’ Panel on 3rd March.

Fri 9 Mar 7:30pm Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings (Zombadings 1: Patayin sa shokot si Remington), dir. Jade Castro, 2011, Philippines, 96 mins, Tagalog with English subtitles, M18 (Mature Theme)

Featuring a post-screening discussion with director Jade Castro.

Sat, 10 Mar 4:30pm Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings (Zombadings 1: Patayin sa shokot si Remington), dir. Jade Castro, 2011, Philippines, 96 mins, Tagalog with English subtitles, M18 (Mature Theme)

Featuring a post-screening discussion with director Jade Castro.

Sat, 10 Mar 7:30pm The Collector, dir. James Lee, 2011, Malaysia, 95 mins, Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles, NC16 (Some Violence)

Featuring a post-screening discussion with director James Lee and actor Sunny Pang.
Sunny Pang will also participate in the Directors’ Panel on 3rd March.

Sun, 11 Mar 4:30pm Trespassers (Bisperas), dir. Jeffrey Jeturian, 2011, Philippines, 88 mins, Tagalog with English subtitles, NC16 (Sexual References)

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