Perspectives Film Festival
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Go beyond Hollywood blockbusters with the Perspectives Film Festival. The student-led event returns with more thought-provoking indie titles and lesser-known gems for its 13th edition from October 23 to November 1. Hosted on The Projector Plus, this marks the festival's debut digital edition.
This year's lineup features eight international films by emerging directors, with six Southeast Asia premieres, all centred around the theme of 'Truth'. Focusing on timely topics surrounding issues in politics, societal structures, personal and national histories, and the media, these films let you see how the truth is constructed, interpreted, and manipulated through the lens of different filmmakers from around the world. You might even be able to put your skills at sniffing out fake news to the test.
Look forward to titles such as Feels Good Man, the Sundance Award-winning documentary by Arthur Jones. The film examines artist Matt Furie's anthropomorphic Pepe the Frog as a viral symbol for the controversial American alt-right movement, as well as the internet's insidious relationship with politics – just in time for the US Presidential Election.
Another must-watch, Tanzanian-American filmmaker Ekwa Msangi’s Farewell Amor follows an immigrant family reuniting in a foreign country after being torn apart by war and time. The emotional tour-de-force presents the evolution of love that spans continents, so be sure to have a pack of tissues nearby.
Tickets are available online from $8 per film, with a 48-hour window viewing upon purchase. There are also purchase bundles of three or five different films at $18 and $28 respectively. For more information including the full lineup, visit perspectivesfilmfestival.com.