The Festival opens with the highly anticipated second feature film by Singapore’s Anthony Chen, Wet Season. The film explores the complications and responsibilities of growing up, which fittingly anchors the SGIFF journey as it marks its 30th anniversary this year.
Anthony Chen returns with a stunning coming-of-(middle)-age drama, where the desires of a woman parallel that of an adolescent in an intimate yet precarious setting.
SGIFF also presents three commissioned short films for this year with Mouly Surya’s Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue, which looks into subverting social expectations, Yeo Siew Hua’s Incantation, which digs into one’s search to know oneself, and Anucha Boonyawatana’s Not a Time to Celebrate that is a playful evocation of competitiveness and camaraderie.
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME
The celebration of a traditional wedding reveals glimpses of gender roles in this lush short film by Mouly Surya.
A dance of rhythm and rituals comes to play in Yeo Siew Hua’s new film after A Land Imagined.