Film buffs, rejoice—Singapore’s only film festival dedicated to art and artmaking is back. Happening from Jul 2-25, National Gallery Singapore’s Painting with Light film festival is offering new and novel experiences bound to delight, especially during these uncertain times.
Simply look forward to the hybrid showcase that offers a line-up of over 50 award-winning and premiering films. Inspired by the theme of Origin Stories, this fourth edition celebrates the spirit of experimentation in art making.
Also about new possibilities, easily access the festival in numerous new and exciting ways. And you can start by checking out the all-new microsite, where visitors can find information regarding the festival’s entire run of films, in addition to enjoying screenings and booking tickets.
But the main highlight of this year’s festival is its new event entitled Evenings on the Terrace. Held beneath the gorgeous glass canopy at the gallery’s Supreme Court Terrace, screenings here include that of the festival’s opening film, Talking the Pictures by Suo Masayuki. A Japanese comedy about a man who dreams of becoming a famous katsudo shashin benshi (motion picture speaker), don’t miss the chance to have a good laugh while lounging under the stars.
Festival-goers can also discover an immersive movie experience at Painting with Light’s first-ever 3D showcase; Cunningham by Alla Kovgan is a documentary that traces the artistic development of renowned choreographer Merce Cunningham over three decades.
Finally, making a return this year is the festival’s Special Focus section. Comprising six readings by Singapore filmmakers on works within the gallery’s ongoing exhibition Something New Must Turn Up, the project seeks to capture the artists’ progressive spirit and lifelong artistic experimentation.
So head over to the National Gallery this July; the museum’s got plenty to offer local art lovers.
More information available here.