Category: Singapore Films
CSEAS 2012 Film Series presents The Pleasure Factory
This week CSEAS presents a film from Singapore, Homecoming.
Francis is a man at the end of his tether. The former magician often takes solace in the bottle and barely ekes a living as a cleaner in a nightclub until a return to magic is inescapable.
The film examines the dark side of life in Singapore’s public housing -the old and the poor living in the crevices of a modern and increasingly materialistic society.
Shot in Singapore, Aloha uses a Hawaiiana theme to tell the story of a young woman who falls into the clutches of a local gangster.
Clara, a forty year old ‘tai tai’ (wealthy lady of leisure) faces a mid-life crisis and decides to run away to the only place that has ever made any sense to her – the shopping centers.
Singapore’s official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 2008 Academy Awards, 881 is a magical, heart wrenching, singing and dancing extravaganza from director Royston Tan
Based on the 1973 novel by Paul Theroux, Saint Jack tells the life of Jack Flowers (Ben Gazarra), a pimp in Singapore.
Based on the popular satirical website run by Colin and Yen Yen, this series of short comic vignettes strung together was filmed on mini-DV for fun and no money, and with an all-amateur cast.