Perspectives Film Festival is back with cerebral international films

Perspectives Film Festival is back for its eighth edition come Oct 15-18. And this year, it’s focusing on the theme of transition with a pretty interesting and international lineup of films.

They’ve got seven feature films on the main program roster, with edgy films like Xavier Dolan’s Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winner, Mommy, a film about a widowed mother having difficulty raising her troubled child, as well as Turtles Can Fly, a gritty film about the Kurdish war set in a refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border. It was also the first film to be released after Saddam Hussein’s ousting.

It’s not only about the screenings as the film fest has got some fringe activities including a post-screening dialogue and animation masterclass after British director Martin Rosen’s film, Watership Down

All screenings will happen in National Museum of Singapore’s Gallery Theatre, with tickets going for $12 and festival passes going for $48 from Sistic.