This is shaping up to be a good year for film fans in Singapore – apart from the usual big blockbusters, several film events and festivals with really impressive lineups are also happening (four of them in March alone). Here are some that we are most excited about:
#1: Smash The Glass (1 – 22 March)
The Singapore Committee for UN Women and European Union in Singapore has teamed up in a spectacular way to celebrate International Women’s Day this year – by screening a series of films centred around women’s stories every Thursday this March. The film festival aims to ‘smash the glass’ ceiling by showcasing inspiring tales of women around the world.
The four films that will be screened include Canadian documentary film Driving With Selvi (2015), Finnish-Danish drama film Little Wing (2016), electronic music documentary Amplify Her (2017) and acclaimed drama flick Noces (A Wedding) (2016).
Star picks include the screening of Driving With Selvi – the film focuses on South India’s first female taxi driver, Selvi, who, along with the director Elisa Paloschi, will be present at the screening for an interactive discussion. Similarly, the director of Amplify Her, Nicole Sorochan, will also be present at the film’s screening, along with local female DJs Masia and Rah, to discuss more about talented young women in the electronic music scene.
$8 – $20 per ticket. Various locations and timings. Visit www.unwomen.org.sg for more information.