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Singular Screens, the film programme curated by the Asian Film Archive (AFA) for Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019 (SIFA), features an international selection of Singapore premieres celebrating independent and singular visions from Singapore and around the world.

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Valuing the ingenious and the risk-taking in cinema, Singular Screens is diverse in representation and bold in putting together its palette of cinematic adventures. Screenings will be held at the Screening Room at SIFA’s Festival House and Oldham Theatre.

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SOUTHEAST ASIAN PREMIERE

THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS (Brazil, Portugal)

João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora / 2018 / 114 min Krahô, Portugese with English Subtitles 20 May, Mon 5pm Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore

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SINGAPORE PREMIERE

BALANGIGA: HOWLING WILDERNESS (Philippines)

Khavn / 2018/ 116 min Waray with English Subtitles 24 May, Fri 8pm Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore

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PRESENT.PERFECT. (USA, Hong Kong)

Zhu Shengze / 2019 / 124 min Mandarin & other Chinese regional dialects with English Subtitles 25 May, Sat 5pm Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore 29 May, Wed 8pm Screening room – Festival House

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Hajooj Kuka / 2018 / 78 min Arabic with English Subtitles 22 May, Mon 8pm Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore

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SOUTHEAST ASIAN PREMIERE

BLACK MOTHER (USA)

SOUTHEAST ASIAN PREMIERE

aKasha (Sudan, South Africa, Qatar, Germany)

Khalik Allah / 2018 / 77 min English with Subtitles 31 May, Fri 8pm Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore

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DIAMANTINO (Portugal, France, Brazil)

Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt / 2018 / 92 min Portugese with English Subtitles 25 May, Sat 8pm Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore 31 May, Fri 8pm Screening room – Festival House

For full film line-up, visit sifa.sg

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