Watch Local Rooftop Screening: Innocents by Wong Chen-Hsi
Innocents DVD Launch and Film Screening
Director Wong Chen-Hsi will be present for a filmmaker Q&A and DVD signing at 730pm. Screening of Innocents follows at 8pm.
In the monsoon season of 1980s Singapore, Syafiqah enters a harsh and unsympathetic institution, where she befriends an ostracised boy. Misunderstood and bullied, they while away their afternoons in the giant storm drains behind their school, carving out a fragile world of fantasy and freedom. But as the rains intensify, a vow of secrecy forces her to embark on a quest of independence well beyond her years.
In this gentle and delicate coming of age story, Chen-Hsi Wong's sensitive imagery and honest performances critically investigate horrifying memories of childhood within the paternal landscape of a swiftly evolving city-state.
Festivals & Awards:
Graine de Cinephage Jury Prize, Films de Femmes Creteil Festival, 2014
Best Director, Asian New Talent Awards, Shanghai International Film Festival, 2013
Best Screenplay, Ourense International Film Festival, 2013
For the 3rd year running, watch a series of made-in-Singapore feature films at the rooftop open-air garden at Objectifs. Watch Local is an initiative by the Singapore Film Commission and industry to drive local appreciation and support of Singapore films. Register early to avoid disappointment!
Check out our other screenings here: http://bit.ly/watchlocal_objectifs or register for the individual films here:
- 4 Nov, Innocents - DVD launch and film screening (dir. by Wong Chen-Hsi)
- 5 Nov, Kidnapper (dir. by Kelvin Tong)
- 6 Nov, Sayang Disayang (dir. by Sanif Olek)
- 7 Nov, Mad About English (dir. by Lian Pek)
- 8 Nov, Singapore Dreaming (dir. by Colin Goh & Woo Yen Yen)