The tenth edition of the student-led festival brings 11 international films centred on the theme of Rebels – whether it's defying social norms or going against institutional systems. The festival opens with Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director Matthew Heineman’s City of Ghosts (2017), a documentary that follows the journey of a Syrian activist group in their homeland. A number of timeless restored classics are screening including Black Girl (1966) and McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971), and rounds off with Wong Kar-Wai's Days of Being Wild (1990), which screens in 35mm.
There are also a series of interactive ancillary events to get involved in. Immerse yourself in virtual reality (VR) shorts and engage in panel discussion with local VR artists and companies behind this new storytelling medium.
For full programme lineup, see perspectivesfilmfestival.com.