SPECIAL SHOWCASE AT THE PICTUREHOUSE :
CLOUD 9 – Screening & Workshop with the film’s Director Andreas Dresen
THE 25th SINGAPORE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL (3 - 11 OCTOBER)
Anthology of Works by First-Time Directors at The Picturehouse
A collection of works by first-time directors will be featured during the festival. These first-time directors broach a wide spectrum of issues,
from boxing to sexuality, from political fanaticism to familial relationships.
SCREENING SCHEDULE AT THE PICTUREHOUSE
|Saturday, 3rd October|| 5.30pm
|NC16 (Some Coarse Language & Drug Reference)
R21 (Sexual Scenes)
|Sunday, 4th October||5.30pm
|La Naissance Des Pieuvres
La Tete De Maman
|M18 (Mature Content)
NC16 (Some Nudity & Scene of Intimacy)
|Monday, 5th October||7.15pm||Tout Est Pardonné||M18 (Drug Use)
|Tuesday, 6th October||7.15pm||Dans Les Cordes||PG
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THE FUTURE OF ANIMATION - A WORKSHOP WITH ROB O'NEILL (Director of the Pratt Digital Arts Research Lab and former Character Technical Director at PDI/Dreamworks on "SHREK 4D", "SHREK 2", and "MADAGASCAR")
Date: Saturday 15 November
Creative and technical innovation is core to animation's future. While story is king, new techniques and tools pave the way for unqiue visual style and new and more efficient ways of working.
This workshop is FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC. Register your attendance and provide your Name and Contact details at email@example.com. Subject line: Rob O'Neill Workshop.
The event is presented The Picturehouse and
THE 8TH ASIAN FILM SYMPOSIUM (14 & 22 SEPTEMBER 2008)
Ticketing opens 4 September. Tickets at $12/ $10 (Concession applicable for NSMen, Students & Friends of The Substation). Book your tickets online at http://tickets.cathay.com.sg or at The Picturehouse Box Office located at Level 5 of The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233.
Han, a taxi driver, lives a peaceful life with his girlfriend, Ya-Chi, but hides a secret. He has been looking for his missing fiancée who left him suddenly several years ago. One day, Han accidentally sees her in Lou-Dong on TV. He decides to look for her. On the way there, a Japanese and Taiwanese couple get on Han’s taxi and they all end up headed for Lou-Dong. In the meantime, Ya-Chi plans for a night out after she knows Han is going to stay out all night and she plans to do something crazy…
LOVERS ON THE ROAD (Hong Kong)
Lei and her boyfriend, Nam, have a big fight over an ex of his before moving to Beijing. Now he works in a design firm, and she wanders the city asking other outsiders naive questions: How long have you been in Beijing? What do you miss most? She hooks up with a loquacious Japanese who waits tables in a posh art market, and travels with him to Shanxi for Buddha statues. Will she bed him? Is she taking the initiative or will she let him? Tsang Tsui-shan’s debut feature observes a 200% self-absorbed young woman in perpetual transit, going from nowhere to nowhere.
On every surfing trip, Fei faithfully stays by the side of her boyfriend, Bang, on the beach. One day, Bang describes the thrilling sensation he feels on the surfing board, which tempts Fei and makes her want to try it herself. In the wave after wave of thrills, she seeks her very own “summer”…
EXCLUSIVE DIRECTOR'S VISIT: AN EVENING WITH TODD SOLONDZ
The Picturehouse welcomes the critically acclaimed and controversial writer-director Mr. Todd Solondz.
FRIDAY 21st MARCH at 6.30pm, The Picturehouse Lounge, Level 5
Screening of HAPPINESS* followed by Q&A with Director
Presented by NYU TischAsia Mr. Todd Solondz's visit is part of the university's Master Class Series.
About the Director
Todd Solondz, an alumnus of Tisch School of the Arts, was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in the suburbs. His artistic achievements as a writer and director have been recognized at the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards, Venice Film Festival, and Berlin International Film Festival. In 1996 WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, a feature he produced, wrote, and directed, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and many other awards. In 1998 HAPPINESS, which he wrote and directed, won the International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay. His next film STORYTELLING premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, and was named one of the “ten best films of the year” by THE NEW YORK TIMES. PALINDROMES premiered in competition at the 2004 Venice Film Festival, as well as at that year’s Telluride, New York, and Toronto Film Festivals.
INITIATION INTERNATIONAL 2007
The Picturehouse welcomes renown writer, artist and Nobel Prize Laureate Gao Xingjian. Join us for an exclusive screening of his film SILHOUETTE/SHADOW at The Picturehouse on SUNDAY 25 November at 10am. Following the screening, the audience will be joined by the acclaimed and controversial director himself for an intimate Question & Answer session.Screening of SILHOUETTE/SHADOW on SUNDAY 25 November at 10am.
Tickets at $15 (includes film screening plus Q&A session)
Acclaimed as the first Chinese to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2000, Gao Xingjian is one of the pioneering avant-garde dramatist and writer. His works include Soul Mountain, One Man’s Bible, Buying a Fishing Rod for my Grandpa, The Other Shore, Nocturnal Wanderer, Weekend Quartet, Fugitive, etc. Born in Jiangxi, China (1940), Gao is now a French residing in Paris, where he continues to write in both Chinese and French. Also a prominent artist known for his bold, stunning yet contemplative ink paintings, he has until now held over thirty international exhibitions.
NEXT REEL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2007
7th - 13th October 2007
As part of the Next Reel International Film Festival happening at The Cathay Cineplex, The Picturehouse will host guest speakers and attendees which includes international film directors, editors and industry professionals at the Festival Feature Events.
OVERALL FESTIVAL INFORMATION
The Next Reel International Film Festival at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts is the oldest international film festival of its kind in the United States. During the weeklong festival, young filmmakers compete for almost $30,000 in cash prizes and awards. This year, Next Reel takes place in Singapore in celebration with the official opening of Tisch School of the Arts Asia, the school’s first campus outside of New York. The festival will take place from 7th - 13th October, 2007. FREE daily screenings of over 60 films from over 20 countries across six continents will be shown at The Cathay Cineplex between 9th and 12th October. Closing night ceremonies, featuring the top three winning films from the festival, will take place on Saturday 13th October at 5pm at The Cathay Cineplex.
For the more information about the Next Reel International Film Festival please visit www.nextreel.org/index.php
7th Asian Film Symposium
6 - 10 September
HAPPY 1st ANNIVERSARY Film Festival at The Picturehouse 23 - 28 March
OPENING NIGHT with HULA GIRLS
Friends of The Picturehouse gathered on 23 March for a merry night at the preview screening of Hula Girls. One lucky guest won himself an exclusive Film Fanatic T-shirt at the lucky draw. Special thanks to our Film Fanatic Partner, Stella Artois for the free flow of beer to complete the evening!
BE FABULOUS FILM SERIES
BE FABULOUS * Gala Opening - 20 September
VIVA CUBA EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS
The first-ever Viva Cuba festival at The Cathay saw a successful run with additional showtimes for the popular Cuban Film Showcase and positive responses for the fringe events - "How to speak like a Cuban" and "How to drink like a Cuban". The Picturehouse team would like to thank all the film lovers for their support!
The Picturehouse would like to thank all the film lovers and partners for their support!
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