On Sunday 11 November at 2:00, we are delighted to host French–Vietnamese filmmaker Trần Anh Hùng in conversation with Karen Wai, co-founder of Books Actually, speaking about his distinctive approach to storytelling in cinema—chiefly, the ways in which the visual and auditory vocabulary of cinema might be translated to the sensory world. Selected excerpts of Hùng’s films will be shown, followed by an audience question-and-answer session.
As numbers are limited, we kindly request your RSVP. Places will be allocated to the swiftest respondents.
Hùng began his career in 1993 with The Scent of Green Papaya, a bildungsroman set against the French occupation of Vietnam, which won a César Award for Best Debut and the Caméra d’Or Prize at Cannes, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
His subsequent works included 1995’s Cyclo, an exploration of economic disenfranchisement in Ho Chi Minh City through the eyes of a young man; Eternity (2016), a sprawling historic drama spanning a century; and a cinematic adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood (2010). With his sensibility for the unspoken and meticulous eye for composition, Hùng’s films are immersive and dream-like.
It is a pleasure to support the Singapore International Film Festival in 2018. To learn more about this year’s programme, we encourage you to browse the festival website at leisure.
‘Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.’