CSEAS 2012 Film Series presents The Leap Years
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.
The stories that flow from the desire to find true love lead us to various stories that come across time, space and consequences, demonstrating with warmth and honesty that the lines between fact and...