When a well off middle-aged bachelor suddenly
learns that a former girlfriend secretly gave birth
to his son 20 years ago, he finds himself stuck at
a crossroad. What should he do?
Director Savi Gabizon returns after a 14-year hiatus with this black comedy about parenthood and death.
2017 Israeli Academy Award - Best Screenplay & 12 Academy Award Nominations
2017 Jerusalem International Film Festival – Audience Award and Best Script Award
NC16Some Coarse Language
After completing a mission, the Lebanese informant, Mona is taken away to a safe house in Hamburg, Germany, where she awaits further instructions. Here she meets Naomi, a Mossad agent assigned back from sick-leave for a babysitting job – to protect Mona. But the easy assignment quickly turns into a labyrinth of espionage and intrigue inside the safe house.
2017 Israeli Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress (Neta Riskin) & Best Music
R21Some Homosexual Content
Thomas, a young German baker who is having an affair with a married Oren, learns the hard way that his lover passed away in an accident. Left all alone with this huge void, Thomas packs his bags and leaves for Israel – without any idea on what to do.
He finds himself working as an assistant in Oren’s widow’s café in Jerusalem in an attempt to seek answers and to find out more about the man he loved but knew nothing about. He forges relationships with his lover’s family without them realizing anything about his past.
THE TESTAMENT, focuses on Dr. Yoel Halberstam (Ori Pfeffer), an Israeli historian with the Jerusalem Holocaust Institute, who is leading a high-profile court battle to preserve a site in Austria where 200 Jewish forced laborers were massacred and buried in March 1945. But the Israeli team working to preserve the site are racing a ticking clock, as the Austrian town of Lendsdorf is preparing to build on the site and is demanding proof of a mass grave before halting that plan. The problem is that witnesses are few and no one knows the exact location of the mass grave.
Halberstam must find it before the deadline set by the court runs out. While going through some classified testaments taken for an earlier investigation, Halberstam is startled to find his own mother’s name.
R21War violence and nudity
Commemorating 10 years of WALTZ WITH BASHIR, an award winning, animated documentary based on the memoirs of Israeli director, Ari Folman.
The film begins with Ari’s friend telling him about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can't remember a thing about that period of his life. It's not in his system. To solve this mystery, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper, his memory begins to creep up in even more enigmatic images.
Golden Globe Award - Best Foreign Language Film
Oscar nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
**2018 Academy Award Winner for BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM**
A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the story of Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man, both are in love and planning for the future.
After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic.
An exquisitely understated ode to the thrill of romantic possibility, the inaugural installment of 'The Before Trilogy' opens with a chance encounter between two solitary young strangers. After they hit it off on a train bound for Vienna, the Paris university student Celine and the scrappy American tourist Jesse impulsively decide to spend a day together before he returns to the U.S. the next morning. As the pair roam the streets of the stately city, director Richard Linklater’s tenderly observant gaze captures the uncertainty and intoxication of young love, from the first awkward stirrings of attraction to the hopeful promise that Celine and Jesse make upon their inevitable parting.
Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s ‘Barn Burning’, Lee Chang-dong’s simmering thriller ticks all the surrealist Murakami checkboxes: phantom cats, precarious love triangles, and dangerous, pyromanic hobbies.
Palme d'Or nominee for 2018 Cannes Film Festival
In the summer of 1983, in the north of Italy, Elio Perlman, (Timothée Chalamet) a 17-year-old American spends his days in his family's 17th century villa lazily transcribing music and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). One day Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old graduate student working on his doctorate arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture. Soon, Elio and Oliver discover a summer that will alter their lives forever.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, is based on the novel by André Aciman.
**WE WILL BE CHECKING IDs AT THE DOOR, PLEASE BRING A PHOTO ID WITH YOU. THIS FILM IS RATED R21**
NC16Scenes of intimacy
In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior (Chow Yun-Fat) gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover (Michelle Yeoh) to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level.
An epic set against the breathtaking landscapes of ancient China, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon combines the exhilarating martial arts choreography of Yuen Wo-Ping (The Matrix) with the sensitivity and classical storytelling of an Ang Lee film.
"A transfixing consideration of love, faith, sexuality and personal freedom" -- The Hollywood Reporter
Based on Naomi Alderman’s book, DISOBEDIENCE follows a woman (Rachel Weisz) as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams). Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
Directed by Sebastián Lelio, director of the Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman.
M18Some mature content
This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.
One of the most provocative films about art ever made, Exit Through the Gift Shop is a fascinating study of low-level criminality, comradeship and incompetence.
By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an enthralling modern-day fairytale... with bolt cutters.
PGSome disturbing scenes
An epic film journey led by famed artist / dissident Ai We Wei. Human Flow illustrates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal impact. Filmed over the course of an eventful year across 23 nations, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe.
ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
François Ozon proves his mastery of uninhibited suspense in this erotic double-fetish-body-horror-thriller.
Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.
The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
The life of go-getting workaholic architect Ryota—one of comfort and quietly ordered affluence with his wife Midori and son Keita—is violently overturned when hospital administrators reveal the unthinkable: Keita is not his biological son.
Due to a switch at the hospital, his "true" son has been raised in the disheveled but warm-hearted home of working-class shopkeeper Yudai and his wife.
The different approaches of both couples to their excruciating dilemma and the gradual emotional awakening of the all-too-rational Ryota are at the core of this sensitive drama of family feeling, which showcases director Kore-eda’s rich sense of humanity.
The "switched at birth" urban legend and the Nature vs. Nurture debate provides director Hirokazu Kore-eda with a fresh opportunity to revisit his ongoing preoccupation with family dynamics and parent-child relationships in contemporary Japan.
The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly.
This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world.
His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.
Loving Vincent tells that story.
Loving Vincent is also the world's first fully painted feature film. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand painted by over 100 international artists. Bringing the paintings of Van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story.
Old Friends is the final installation of a highly popular documentary series consisting of Old Places and Old Romances. In this film, food is the platter on which personal stories of ordinary people from all walks of life are collected, unravelled and served.
Just like an old friend who has shared or weathered significant moments with us, most of us connect to certain foods that comfort us and trigger nostalgic recollections of childhood and growing up.
By compiling these collective voices of Singaporeans, preserving their intimate takes of joys and woes, love and loss, Old Friends offers future generations a scrumptious taste of the past through our binding passion for food.
Old Places shows us oft-forgotten, yet almost immediately familiar areas in Singapore through the eyes of ordinary people. Prior to the production, members of the public were invited to call in to the radio to recount their significant memories of places in Singapore – places that will soon disappear or be redeveloped.
These personal stories come alive through the callers’ narration and the stunning visuals that capture the nostalgia and hidden beauty of the places. Re-discover Singapore and journey to places like a playground in Toa Payoh, a barbershop at Commonwealth Avenue, Capitol cinema, and an unassuming bakery in Whampoa.
Old Places celebrates personal stories of joy, love or loss, and weaves it into a tapestry of memories amounting to a collective and yet typical story of life in Singapore.
There is romance in every corner we turn. In this sequel to the documentary, Old Places, Old Romances takes us on a journey to experience Singapore through the collective voices of ordinary Singaporeans.
Through their voices, we hear personal stories from members of the public who shared their anecdotes on radio. Everyday spaces come alive with these special memories, which are bonded forever with these places.
Old Romances is a journal of love letters to places that we grew up with.
A humble noodle-seller refuses to pay protection fees to a gang of thugs, resulting in tragedy befalling his family and loved one. To exact revenge, he learns martial arts to deal with the gang led by a mysterious man in an iron mask.
Inspired by the kungfu craze sparked by Bruce Lee in the 1970s, Ring of Fury is Singapore’s first and only martial arts film featuring local karate master, Peter Chong. The film was also an attempt in the early 70s to make a commercial genre film in Singapore. A relatively low budget film with amateur actors - a major component of the film is the unscripted and unchoreographed fight scenes.
Ring of Fury was banned for its portrayal of gangsterism and vigilantism at a time when Singapore was aggressively ‘cleaning up’ its national public image. The ban lasted for 32 years before the film made its long overdue debut in 2005 at the Singapore International Film Festival. The film was restored in 4K by the Asian Film Archive in 2017.
Source text: Asian Film Archives
**Two Screenings Only!
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: ASYNC AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY is a live performance film captured during an intimate concert by Ryuichi Sakamoto in New York City.
Filmed during the production of Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, a documentary about the same artist’s life journeys and creative process, the performance marked the first public unveiling of Sakamoto’s new opus “async”, hailed as one of the best albums of 2017 by esteemed publications such as Rolling Stone and Pitchfork.
**Two Screenings Only!
From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of Ryuichi Sakamoto's music has coincided with his life journeys.
Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan's social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.
This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity.
The Glory Hoes present Paris is Burning (1990)
Gorgeous, powerful, tragic -- it does take nerve!
To conclude the 14th Annual IndigNation Pride Season, and back by popular demand, The Glory Hoes present Paris is Burning, the seminal documentary about the drag ball scene in New York in the late 80s.
This is the film that introduced the rest of the world to vogueing, shade, reading, and realness.
Do none of those words mean anything to you? Then you owe it to your self to see this. Do ALL of those words mean the world to you? Then you have to be in the theatre!
Without queer history, there is no queer future.
*8pm- Food drive for The T Project*
Trans people in Singapore today still face problems of homelessness and violence. The T Project is a shelter for trans people, and we're collecting food for their pantry. Please bring non-perishable food items. We'll collect and transport it to them. Give as much as you can.
Intermission Bar will be open, come early make friends, show of your lewks, nibble, drink!
**9.30- Runway and screening**
Show up in your best finery, and bring it to the runway! Category is: Queer Future
Yell-a-long, quote-a-long, drink-a-long to Paris is Burning! You're giving everybody LIFE!
*11pm - The Hoe Down party*
Dance ...#LikeNobodyIs Watching
Surprise performances and guest GoGos all night!
(The Hoe Down party ONLY tickets available at the door)
Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low - his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim’s family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all.