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31st Singapore International Film Festival – Programme 2020

We present the list of films that will be screened at the 31st Singapore International Film Festival which will take place from November 26th until December 6th (2020) in cinemas and online.

About the festival:
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest running film event in Singapore. Founded in 1987 by Geoffrey Malone and L. Leland Whitney, the Festival focuses on showcasing international films and providing a global platform for the best of Singapore cinema. Over the decades, it has grown to become an iconic date in the Singapore arts calendar. With its focus on groundbreaking Asian cinema, this prestigious event is known for its dynamic programming and commitment to the development of a vibrant local film culture.

Programme 2020:

Opening Films:
Tiong Bahru Social Club by Tan Bee Thiam – Singapore | 2020 – 88 minutes
Newborn by Shoki Lin – Singapore | 2020 – 12 minutes

Asian Feature Competition:
A Balance by Yujiro Harumoto – Japan | 2020 – 152 minutes
Beginning by Dea Kulumbegashvili – Georgia, France | 2020 – 125 minutes
Milestone by Ivan Ayr – India | 2020 – 98 minutes
No Love For The Young by Ridhwan Saidi – Malaysia | 2020 – 85 minutes
The Cloud in Her Room by Zheng Lu Xinyuan – China, Hong Kong | 2020 – 101 minutes
The Wasterland by Ahmad Bahrami – Iran | 2020 – 102 minutes
Tiong Bahru Social Club by Tan Bee Thiam – Singapore | 2020 – 88 minutes

Southeast Asian Short Film Competition
A Trip to Heaven by Duong Dieu Linh – Vietnam | 2020 – 15 minutes
Binh by Ostin Fam – Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand | 2020 – 22 minutes
Estate by Lin Htet Aung – Myanmar | 2020 – 16 minutes
Filipiñana by Rafael Manuel – Philippines, United Kingdom | 2020 – 24 minutes
Here is Not There by Nelson Yeo – Singapore | 2019 – 20 minutes
How To Die Young in Manila by Petersen Vargas – Philippines | 2020 – 12 minutes
Judy Free by Che Tagyamon – Philippines, Singapore | 2019 – 20 minutes
People On Sunday by Tulapop Saenjaroen – Thailand | 2020 – 21 minutes
Pulang by Kin Wai Yam – Malaysia, Taiwan | 2020 – 25 minutes
an Aninsri: Or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trambling Berlin Wall by Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke – Thailand | 2020 – 30 minutes
Rocketship by Mathias Choo – Singapore | 2020 – 18 minutes
Sunrise in My Mind by Danech San – Cambodia | 2020 – 14 minutes
Tellurian Drama by Riar Rizaldi – Indonesia | 2020 – 26 minutes
The Cup by Mark Chua, Lam Li Shuen – Singapore | 2020 – 17 minutes
The Smell of Coffee by Nishok Nishok – Singapore | 2020 – 12 minutes
The Unseen River by Phạm Ngọc Lân – Vietnam, Laos | 2020 – 23 minutes
To Calm the Pig Inside by Joanna Vasquez Arong – Philippines | 2020 – 19 minutes

Singapore Panorama:
21 Days by Yong Mun Chee – Singapore, USA | 2020 – 18 minutes
After Noon by Koo Chia Meng – Singapore | 2020 – 16 minutes
And They Roamed by Joshuah Lim En – Singapore | 2020 – 14 minutes
Citizen Hustler by Biyun Tan – Singapore | 2020 – 100 minutes
East Coast Park Lovers by Li Lin Wee – Singapore | 2020 – 20 minutes
Faraway My Shadow Wandered by Liao Jiekai, Sudhee Liao – Singapore, Japan | 2020 – 70 minutes
Flower Shadow Serenade by Goh Lin Yuan – Singapore, Australia | 2020 – 11 minutes
Holding On, Letting On by Lionel Seah – Singapore | 2020 – 14 minutes
My Brother by Shreela Agarwal – Singapore | 2020 – 22 minutes
Not My Mother’s Baking by Remi M. Sali – Singapore | 2020 – 112 minutes
Nursery Rhymes by Michael Kam – Singapore, Malaysia | 2020 – 10 minutes
Saudade by Russell Adam Morton – Singapore | 2020 – 20 minutes
Sementara by Chew Chia Shao Min, Joant Úbeda – Singapore | 2020 – 103 minutes
Sexy Sushi by Calleen Koh, Amanda Teo – Singapore | 2020 – 3 minutes
Silk by Don Aravind – Singapore | 2020 – 13 minutes
Watermelon Please by Lim Jia Ying – Singapore | 2020 – 4 minutes

Asian Vision
100 Times Reproduction of Democracy by Chulayarnnon Siriphol – Thailand | 2020 – 115 minutes
A Weird0 Never Fever OverRy by Arnont Nongyao – Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore | 2020 – 14 minutes
Aswang by Alyx Ayn Arumpac – Philippines | 2019 – 85 minutes
Brave Revolutionary Redubbed by Kush Badhwar – India, Singapore | 2020 – 20 minutes
Casting a Spell to Alter Reality by Pam Virada – Germany, Singapore | 2020 – 14 minutes
Days by Tsai Ming-Liang – Taiwan | 2020 – 127 minutes
Death of a Soldier by Truong Minh Quý – Vietnam, Singapore | 2020 – 14 minutes
Genus Pan by Lav Diaz – Philippines | 2020 – 147 minutes
Ghost Like Us by Riar Rizaldi – Indonesia, Singapore | 2020 – 20 minutes
Her Five Lives by Artist Saodat – Uzbekistan, Singapore | 2020 – 13 minutes
Irani Bag by Maryam Tafakory – Iran, UK, Singapore | 2020 – 6 minutes
Keep Rolling by Man Lim-chung – Hong Kong | 2020 – 113 minutes
Ploy by Prapat Jiwarangsan – Singapore, Thailand | 2020 – 51 minutes
Reminiscences by Maung Okkar – Myanmar, Singapore | 2020 -15 minutes
Saved by the Party-state by Maja Korbecka – China, Germany, Poland, Singapore | 2020 – 15 minutes
Spirit Film by Raya Martin – Philippines, Singapore | 2020 – 20 minutes
The Salt in Our Waters by Rezwan Shahriar Sumit – Bangladesh, France | 2020 – 106 minutes
The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs by Pushpendra Singh – India | 2020 – 96 minutes
The Woman Who Ran by Hong Sang-Soo – South Korea | 2020 – 77 minutes
True Mothers by Naomi Kawase – Japan | 2020 – 139 minutes
Veins of the World by Pushpendra Singh – Germany, Mongolia | 2020 – 97 minutes
Wife of A Spy by Kiyoshi Kurosawa – Japan | 2020 – 115 minutes
Yellow Cat by Adilkhan Yerzhanov – Kazakhstan, France | 2020 – 89 minutes
You and I by Fanny Chotimah – Indonesia | 2020 – 76 minutes

Cinema Today:
A Perfectly Normal Family by Malou Reymann – Denmark | 2020 – 97 minutes
Ammonite by Francis Lee – UK | 2020 – 117 minutes
Downstream to Kinshasa by Dieudo Hamadi – Congo, France, Belgium | 2020 – 90 minutes
First Cow by Kelly Reichardt – USA | 2020 – 112 minutes
Gagarine by Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh – France | 2020 – 97 minutes
Here we are by Nir Bergman – Israel, Italy | 2020 – 92 minutes
Identifying Features by Fernanda Valadez – Mexico, Spain | 2020 – 97 minutes
Malmkrog by Cristi Puiu – Romania | 2020 – 200 minutes
New Order by Michel Franco – Mexico | 2020 – 86 minutes
Night of the Kings by Philippe Lacôte – Cote d’Ivoire, France, Canada, Senegal | 2020 – 93 minutes
Nomadland by Chloé Zhao – USA | 2020 – 108 minutes
Slalom by Charlène Favier – France | 2020 – 90 minutes
The Truffle Hunters by Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw – Italy, USA, Greece | 2020 – 84 minutes
Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine by Alex Piperno – Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Netherlands, Philippines | 2020 – 84 minutes

Moonlight Cinema:
Denise Ho: Becoming the Song by Sue Williams – USA | 2020 – 83 minutes
Faces Places by Agnès Varda – France | 2016 – 94 minutes

For more information about the festival and the programme please visit the official website here: https://www.sgiff.com

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