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For its movie programme this yr, generally known as Singular Screens, the Singapore International Festival of Arts is celebrating unbiased voices and the ability of the person.

The line-up kicks off with Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof’s A Man Of Integrity, a couple of man whose goldfish farm in northern Iran is threatened by a corrupt authoritarian regime. The movie, starring Reza Akhlaghirad and Soudabeh Beizaee, was banned in Iran, however has received a lot acclaim, together with the Un Certain Regard prize on the Cannes International Film Festival final yr.

Other movies within the programme embrace Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s Die Tomorrow (2017), which seems to be on the final 24 hours of six Bangkok people, in addition to Chinese newcomer Cai Chengjie’s The Widowed Witch (2018), a couple of lady who pretends to be a shaman.

WHERE: Screening Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane  MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: April 28 to May 11 ADMISSION: $9 a movie, $24 for 3 movies, from

Yip Wai Yee


103 minutes

three.5 stars

One of the most important hurricanes in historical past is about to hit a city in Alabama, the place a federal facility that disposes of outdated paper forex is situated.

With the city evacuated and the ability flippantly guarded, the one ones standing between the money and a gang of violent robbers are meteorologist Will (Toby Kebbell), his alcoholic older brother Breeze (Ryan Kwanten) and a federal agent Casey (Maggie Grace).

This film makes full, imaginative use of its premise. The storm is greater than only a bystander or a ticking clock – it’s a human-scaled character that steps in, generally in support of the baddies and, at different instances, its screeching winds are weaponised by the nice guys.

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The lives of the 2 titular characters in Fanny And Alexander (1982), starring Bertil Guve and Pernilla Allwin, are turned upside down after their widowed mom remarries a strict clergyman.

The acclaimed movie is claimed to be semi-autobiographical of the lifetime of director Ingmar Bergman, whose seven different motion pictures shall be exhibiting on the Swedish Film Festival.

WHERE: The Projector, 05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: April 12 to 15 ADMISSION: $13.50 from

Yip Wai Yee


The different movie competition happening this month offers audiences a choice of movies from Poland, the primary time a competition from the nation is being held in Singapore.

Titles to look out for embrace All That I Love (2009), a modern-day Romeo And Juliet story set in Communist-era Poland starring Mateusz Kosciukiewicz (above left) and Olga Frycz (proper); and Carte Blanche (2015), a couple of high-school historical past trainer who tries to cover the truth that he’s step by step dropping his eyesight.

WHERE: The Projector, 05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: April 26 to 29 ADMISSION: $13.50 from

Yip Wai Yee

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