November marks the return of the Singapore International Film Festival, an annual highlight of the region’s cultural calendar. First held in 1987, SGIFF is renowned for its focus on South-East Asian cinema and Asian filmmakers, and attracts a diverse audience of cinephiles across its two-week duration.
This year’s extensive programme features a spotlight on Filipino film. Among the highlights of this section is Nervous Translation, an acclaimed feature by Shireen Seno; Season of the Devil (Ang Panahon Ng Halimaw), the latest work by celebrated filmmaker Lav Diaz; and animated short film Please Stop Talking (Wag Mo ’Kong Kausapin), directed by Josef Gacutan.
In the tradition of previous years, guests can expect a vibrant and compelling selection of screenings, including moonlight cinema sessions, complemented by a range of panel discussions, in-conversation events and masterclasses.
It is a profound pleasure to support the Singapore International Film Festival in 2018. To browse the programme at leisure, we encourage you to visit the festival website.
‘Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.’