Sell Out! director Yeo Joon Han and Muallaf star Sharifah Amani will be in Singapore to attend the screenings of their award winning films.
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26 March 2010 (Friday) - 27 March 2010 (Saturday), 7:30 pm
China Square Central, Fountain Square 18 Cross Street Singapore 048423
There will be free unlimited flow of popcorn too! This is a rain or shine event. Screenings will be shifted indoors if we encounter bad weather. Come early to the limited seating, or you can always bring along your own mats, cushions & picnic baskets.
The monthly SFS China Square outdoor screenings are very proud to present two popular and highly acclaimed films from our neighbors across the Causeway - Sell Out!, a satirical musical-comedy by first time feature director Yeo Joon Han, and Muallaf, the 5th feature film directed by the late Yasmin Ahmad. The screenings are possible with the kind support of Lighthouse Pictures.
March 26， 7：30 pm Sell Out! 死了都要卖 (PG) 2008 | Malaysia | English, Cantonese, Malay with Eng Subtitles| Color 110 min | Musical Comedy Director : Yeo Joon Han | Cast : Jerrica Lai, Peter Davis, Kee Thuan Chye, Lim Teik Leong
This is Yeo Joon Han’s first feature film and it is part musical (you are expected to sing along to its karaoke-style subtitles), part art-film, and part parody of the evils of capitalism and the pretensions of art. A self-absorbed Malaysian TV host, Rafflesia Pong, whose art-discussion programme is dying from lousy ratings, stumbles upon a golden opportunity when her latest interviewee, an ex-boyfriend, dies in front of the camera. It is perfect timing as she has to find a way to come up with the ultimate reality show to outdo her American-accented pan-Asian rival. Eric Tan is a mild-mannered, half-English corporate slave who labours to create the perfect Soyamaker Machine, but he is constantly assailed by unreasonable insults from his megalomaniacal CEO bosses. All of these unforgettably quirky characters operate in a place that is unmistakably Malaysia, or shall we say, ‘Truly Asia’.
Bangkok Post has described the irreverent, subversive, surrealistic and sharply satirical movie as “a spiky satire of the new Malaysia”. Winner of the Young Cinema Award for Alternative Vision at the prestigious Venice Film Festival. Also screened last year in competition at the 22nd Singapore International Film Festival.
* The director Yeo Joon Han will be present at the screening for a meet and greet session.
March 27， 7：30 pm Muallaf (The Convert) (PG) 2008 | Malaysia | English, Cantonese, Malay with Eng Subtitles| Color 83 min | Drama Director : Yasmin Ahmad | Cast : Sharifah Amani, Sharifah Aleysha, Ning Baizura, Rahim Razali, Brian Yap, Yeo Yann Yann
Two Malaysian sisters, Rohani and Rohana, run away from home to escape their wealthy father’s mistreatment. They find refuge in a small town where they get to know Brian Goh, a young Catholic schoolteacher. Brian is irresistibly attracted to the two girls. Impressed by their extraordinary courage in the face of adversity, their relationship forces him to confront the ghosts of his own childhood. Winner of the Asian Film Award - Special Mention at 2008 Tokyo International Film Festival.
* The lead actress Sharifah Amani (who also plays Orked in Sepet and Gubra) will be present at the screening for a meet and greet session. The screening of Muallaf will be preceded by a \'Director\'s Cut\' version of Yasmin Ahmad\'s award winning commercial - \'Funeral\'. The new version contains never-shown-before footage and is 1 minute longer than the orignal.