2 French Films at the 12th Perspective Film Festival
Singapore’s first and longest student-run film festival, Perspectives Film Festival: Breakthroughs in Cinema returns for its 12th edition with an exciting selection of international films. The film festival will run from 24 to 27 October 2019 at the newly opened state-of-the-art Oldham Theatre, housed in the restored National Archives of Singapore building.
Following a successful edition in 2018, this year’s programme continues to provide film buffs and culture seekers with the perfect setting for an engaging weekend.
Films in the programme include the late influential French New Wave filmmaker Agnès Varda’s mind-bending if rarely-seen THE CREATURES (1966) and Jean Renoir’s THE RIVER (1951), which was shot entirely in India in glorious Technicolor. Both films are supported by the Embassy of France in Singapore.
A young British girl falls in love with an American ex-military man. But complications arise, as she competes with her British and Indian friends for his affections. Set along the Ganges River, The River
examines how cross-cultural influences affect relationships.
Winner – International Award (Venice Film Festival)
Nominee – Best British Film & Best Film from any Source (BAFTA)
26th October 2019, 4.30PM
When a sci-fi novelist moves into a new town with his mute wife, strange occurrences are abound: the town’s residents begin to act terribly towards one another, wrecking relationships within minutes. The Creatures plays ambitiously with genre and metafiction.
Nominee – Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)
27th October 2019, 4.00PM