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[PHOTOS] To Catch in October: 7 Surrealist Films at Perspectives Film Festival 2016

Running from 27 to 30 October, expect Singapore premieres and theatrical debuts as seven international films come in for the upcoming festival.

Perspectives Film Festival: Breakthroughs in Cinema returns for the ninth year from Oct 27 to 30, with a curated line up of seven films to the theme: surrealism. Out of the list, four are Singapore premieres while two others are to be presented theatrically in Singapore for the first time (one being a restoration and the other a director’s cut).

Image gallery accompanied by movie synopses:

  • DAISIES

    Dir. Vêra Chytilová
    1966 | Czechoslovakia | Comedy/Experimental | 74 mins | DCP | In Czech with English subtitles PG13 (Brief Nudity)
    Singapore Premiere

    A blonde and a brunette on the cusp of pubescence decide that since the world is going bad, they will “go bad” as well. Daisies cemented director Vêra Chytilová’s place as a prominent female filmmaker amongst pioneers of the Czech New Wave. Critics saw the film as an audacious examination of gender identity within the then-restrictive Communist Czechoslovakia, while Czech authorities only saw its political undertones, and promptly banned it for a year upon its completion.

    Won the Grand Prix (Belgian Film Critics Association, 1969)

    Image courtesy of NFA

Tickets are available for sale from Sep 8, 2016. For more information, visit www.perspectivesfilmfestival.com.

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