Secret Film 3 - Harmony Lessons (dir. Emir Baigazin)

[UPDATED: 20 JUNE 2017]

The Secret Film for July is Harmony Lessons (dir. Emir Baigazin).

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Cinematography at the Berlinale, Harmony Lessons is set in Kazakhstan, and is centred on a 13-year-old called Aslan who is bullied at his new school by the local thug Bolat. Shy and taciturn Aslan, supported by the relentless new student Mirsain, starts to seek cruel revenge on the bully. Stark and surreal all at once, Harmony Lessons is a riveting exploration of the perpetuation of cycles of cruelty, coercion and violence.

Rated PG13, in Kazakh, Russian with English subtitles.

Runtime: 120min


This film is screened as part of the CINEMA series, a platform for The Substation's Discipline The City 2017 programme.

From hyperactive cities to languid villages or post-apocalyptic slums, CINEMA explores the urban conditioning of bodies by routines, ideologies or police control. Anchored by the opening film of Tokyo!, the four selected films follow protagonists as they struggle to rise above cyclic states of discipline. Through the sub-themes of Transformation, Anarchy, and Rebirth, the collection reveals how places shape their inhabitants.

This screening is a Singapore premiere of a foreign film. The film's title will be revealed closer to the date of the screening.

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Thu Jul 6, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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45 Armenian Street Singapore
Screening will take place in the theatre on the ground floor
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