French selections at the Singapore International Film Festival

The SGIFF is back ! Each year, the biggest film festival in Singapore takes place at the end of November in order to present an ambitious program to the audience.

This year, the festival will celebrate its 28th edition during ten days, from the 23 November to the 3 of December. As always, the event will propose many screenings, and also masterclass, meetings, events and, of course, an award ceremony.

 

Two French productions are highlighted during the Festival :

 

MUTAFUKAZ by Guillaume Renard and Shôjiro Nishimi

Animation movie adapted from the comic book Mutafukaz, at Ankama editions.

Angelino is just one of thousands of deadbeats living in Dark Meat City. But an otherwise unremarkable scooter accident caused by a beautiful, mysterious stranger is about to transform his life… into a waking nightmare! He starts seeing monstrous forms prowling around all over the city… Is Angelino losing his mind, or could an alien invasion really be happening this quietly…?

The trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3q9I7yMStc

Those who know french rap will recongnize the voices of the two rappers Orelsan & Gringe, from the band « Casseurs Flowters » or the TV Show « Bloqués ».

 

BPM (Beats Per Minute), by Robin Campillo

120 BPM. The average heart rate. The protagonists of 120 battements par minute are passionate about fighting the indifference that exists towards AIDS.

The Trailer : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6135348/videoplayer/vi324516121?ref_=tt_ov_vi

Revelation of the year, BPM (Beats Per Minute) is for sure one of the movie which had left one of the biggest mark on the audience in 2017. For those who didn’t have the opportunity to watch it, it will be the occasion to discover the winner of the Grand Prize at Cannes Festival 2017 on a big screen.

 

Here is the complete list of other French coproductions screened during the festival :

The Square, by Ruben Östlund, Palme d’Or of Festival de Cannes 2017
The Song of Scorpions, by Anup Singh with Golshifteh Farahani
Claire’s Camera, by Sang-soo Hong with Isabelle Huppert
Mrs Fang, by Wang Bing
Marlina the murdered, by Mouly Surya
Radiance, by Rachel Perkins
Call me by your name, by Luca Guadagnino
The Wound, by John Trengove
Zama, by Lucrecia Martel

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WHEN : 23 November until 3 December 2017

TICKETS : https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/sgiff2017

FESTIVAL WEBSITE : http://sgiff.com/