The Film Fest Is Here !!!  

Serenely_Yours 118
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4/10/2006 7:24 am

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The Film Fest Is Here !!!

Not a very great day for me.
I ended my last case at 6.30pm.
Emotionally drenched. Oh yea... talk about emotion.
Two suicide cases tagged with emotional and relationship issues.
Human minds are really weak.

At least I have a new objective here to keep me going to end of April.

Its the time of the year when many many films from all over the world gather for a congregation.

I will not be missing out, definitely!

Pre-Screening Charity Gala:
Singapore Dreaming(Singapore)
A poignant, yet darkly humorous story about a typical Singaporean family coming to grips with their aspirations. It weaves a layered and moving tale about family dealing with loss, ambition and the search for what really matters in life.
Director: Dr Woo Yen Yen/ Colin Goh (one of my fav columnist)

The opening films:
Kiss Me Not On The Eyes(Lebanon).
The lilting gait of a woman’s ankles. The seductive swivel of her hips. Meet Dunia, an enthusiastic pupil of poetry and belly dancing who discovers that her ability to express her art is constrained by a sexually-repressed self. Writer/ director Jocelyne Saab subtly highlights the loud exchanges, the rowdy bazaars and the throbbing beat of the drums to seductively evoke an image of an Egypt pulsating with life, promising a heady ride through the world of female sexuality.

My Beautiful Rambutan Tree in Tanjung Rambutan(Malaysia)
Two siblings left at home one evening while their parents attend a wedding get into typical juvenile mischief. A fight over their beloved treat, rambutans, turns into a chilling yet bittersweet account of sibling love.

The closing film:
In 4:30, the sense of alienation and emotional detachment seems to exist everywhere. More so in the world of Xiao Wu, a child from a single-parent family. His existence revolves around school, an empty apartment and the dubious comfort of instant noodles. One day, his routine is subtly transformed by a tenant in the apartment, who is nursing a heartache. Their paths cross only once in a while. Longing for human contact, Xiao Wu tries all he can to make a connection through physical and metaphorical walls in that hour between night and day.
In Royston Tan’s film 4:30, the images speak volumes. It is a quiet film except for the distant voices of the people around him and Xiao Wu.

At last now, some flim-makers are coming out from their holes and releasing their hard work through the festivals. Especially those from the Middle East, like Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and the first feature to come out from Yemen. Isnt it great to see such achievements despite many controversies!?

There are also from Australia, Canada, France, German, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia, Malaysia.
Yup Yup Yup.
Did I miss out anything?

Well, its gonna be spending money time to catch these films. But what can I say. After all the hard work we do, this reward which comes in once a year is nothing. For those who agree. YAY !!!

٭ ˚ °◦○☻ Serenely Yours ☺○◦° ˚ ٭

rm_wenchang1966 47M
404 posts
4/10/2006 5:44 pm

Good film, Serene.

happyladychat 49F
3740 posts
4/10/2006 3:50 pm

YES, go reward yourself! We must learn to pamper ourselves at time.

Enjoy your film fest... too bad I can't join you.

Make it your challenge.... turn me ON!!

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