When the 32nd Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) revealed its slate of films at a press conference recently, it suggested a near-full recovery of the industry was at hand: more than 110 film titles will be offered from late November to early December. And every one of them will be shown in cinemas, the biggest of which can accommodate up to 1,000 people.
Unlike last year’s muted phygital affair, there are also plans to fly in foreign filmmakers, especially if their countries share Vaccinated Travel Lanes with Singapore. If all goes as planned, cinephiles will be able to pose questions to filmmakers face-to-face for the first time since the pandemic hit – a simple but symbolic signal that things are returning to normal.
Tickets go on sale on November 8 on sgiff.com. If you’re wondering which shows are worth catching, we list down some of our top picks below.