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A feast of films from Singapore


New Delhi : The third edition of the Singapore Film Festival is set to kick off here from tomorrow and is poised to show off the creative talent of the island country, which is host to a sizable population of Indians.

The three-day festival organised by the Singapore High Commission in association with Indian Habitat Film Club is set to end on August 7 and features a diverse selection of films.

Each film will be followed by a dialogue with the filmmaker in attendance. Entry is open to public and free on a first-come-first-served basis.

“In India, Singapore carries an image of a cosmopolitan, technology-enabled nation. Through the Singapore Film Festival, we hope to show a softer and artistic side of our country. We have come a long way as a young, migrant nation and have many unique stories to tell. We hope they would touch Indian audiences and deepen understanding between our cultures,” says Kester Tay, festival programmer and First Secretary at the Singapore High Commission.

‘7 Letters’, Singapore’s official entry to the Oscars Best Foreign Language Film category this year is set to open the festival.

The film features seven of Singapore’s top filmmakers who made seven short films, or ‘love letters’, on what Singapore means to them.

They include award-winning filmmakers Eric Khoo and Boo Junfeng, whose film ‘The Apprentice’ showed in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The screening would be followed by a dialogue with filmmaker K Rajagopal, whose offering in ‘7 Letters’ focuses on the Indian migrant experience in Singapore.

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