Cannes Film Festival
Festival de Cannes is the film industry’s premier festival, exclusive to film
professionals from all over the world. This highly anticipated annual event serves as a platform to uncover, highlight and recognize new talent and
exceptional films. After a year-long absence, Singapore returns to Cannes this year with a strong showing of eight local films.
ILO ILO by Anthony Chen, in the running for Caméra d’Or Award
Director: Anthony Chen
Language: Mandarin, English, Tagalog
Distributor: Memento Films International
Sun, 19 May, Theatre Croisette
9am & 5pm(Official Screening)
Tue, 21 May, Arcades 2
Ilo Ilo chronicles the unique bond between a boy, Jiale, and his domestic helper, Teresa from Iloilo. She has gone from being a stranger, servant to a surrogate mother and friend to Jiale. Upon her departure during the 1997 recession, Jiale struggles to come to terms with her absence in the family.
Ilo Ilo is Director Anthony Chen’s first feature film and is eligible for the Caméra d’Or Award at the 45th Directors' Fortnight at Festival de
Jow Zhi Wei’s After The Winter, a finalist for the Cinéfondation Prize
After The Winter
(Au-delà de L'hiver)
Director: Jow Zhi Wei
Thu, 23 May
Salle Buñuel 5th floor of the palais
The plot follows the plight of an aged Chinese couple in a remote village, where they go about their daily routine and spend their days waiting, silently.
Director Jow Zhi Wei’s 19 min short film is up in the running for the Cinéfondation Prize 2013 showcasing only student work.
|Short films screening at Cannes Film Festival
Cafe Je Vous Aime
Director: Alistair Quak
Cafe Je Vous Aime tells the tale of Terry, a young boy, who in fear of rejection pulls his lifelong friend James to ask the girl of his dreams out on behalf of him. Along the way, Murphy’s law befalls them and they risk being blasted in half.
Director: Benjamin Low
Arthur, a right-minded security guard, has seemingly been rewarded with money for tasks assigned to him by a mysterious caller. All is well until morals come into question, risking lives for a price that goes beyond money.
Closer To Me
Director: Ray Pang
Memories are what humans live upon and leave behind when they are gone. It reminds us to appreciate life and the things we encounter in our journey. What matters is the memories we have shared, and it shall live forever. What if finding your late loved ones is just a step away?
It’s only in the joy and pain, I can feel him closer to me.
Director: Christina Choo
Shot in the tune of a fable, 4 friends return to their old school for a wedding photo shoot but are beaten by their horrific pasts through hallucinations
and whispers from beyond reality. Xin Yun, a ghost of Ming Fa High School uses the quartet to afflict vengeance and justice to a wrong committed 5 years ago.
Staring At the Sun
Director: Tay Lide
Staring At the Sun is a light-hearted take on the enduring issues of mortality and temporality. Mixing comedy with drama against a backdrop of highways
and rural landscapes, the film hopes to not only manifest an acceptance of death’s inevitability, but also deny it from upstaging the many joys and wonders
El Gris Perfecto
Director: Edwin Ho
Devastation from the death of his mother, coupled with a fascination for Barcelona leads Juan to take a break from Singapore and head to the
city. While in Barcelona, Juan develops a friendship with locals Jose and Isabel, and finds out more about his mother and life in Barcelona.
Catch a glimpse of Cafe Je Vous Aime, Cake, Closer To Me, Silent Sins and El Gris Perfecto!
Watch a snippet of Staring At the Sun
ScreenSingapore goes to Marche Du Cannes 2013
Into its third year, ScreenSingapore, Singapore’s very own film
festival, is Asia's freshest big screen event where film glamour meets cinematic greatness. Attracting some of the biggest stars and latest productions, and
supported by some of the most credible and respected names in the business. From the premieres to the market floor to the conference rooms, expect nothing
but the best.
Visit the ScreenSingapore booth at Marché du Film, Palais 01 Stand N° 20.03
Telephone: +65 6780 4571
For further information, contact:
Singapore Film Commission
Telephone: +65 97263160