Films: ‘Red Dragonflies’ and ‘White Days’ 13-27 August

Two award-winning Singapore films, RED DRAGONFLIES by Liao Jiekai and WHITE DAYS by Lei Yuan Bin will screen at the Red + White film series over 3 weekends (13-27 August) at the Arts House. They will be preceded by two short films, SPACE OF CITY TREES by Lai Weijie and STATE OF THINGS by Sherman Ong. All the filmmakers will be in attendance for the QnA sessions this weekend.

Book your tickets for the Red + White film series at The Arts House:

13 Aug, 4pm: RED DRAGONFLIES (preceded by SPACE OF CITY TREES)
13 and 14 Aug, 7.30pm: WHITE DAYS (preceded by STATE OF THINGS)

Winner of Special Jury Prize, Jeonju International Film Festival

Rachel and her two friends explore an abandoned railway track that runs through a dense forest, but an unforeseen incident brings their little adventure to an abrupt end. Elsewhere, 26-year-old Rachel rekindles an old friendship with a high school friend. When a little boy from her past reappears, Rachel finds herself retracing a trail of iron and wood. Wistful and mysterious, the film depicts a world littered with incongruity, absences and traces of childhood dreams. Shot along the KTM railway track in 2009, the film title is a reference to a 90s song by Little Tigers (小虎队).

The film will be preceded by SPACE OF CITY TREES, a short film by Lai Weijie: The imminent loss of the Mitre Hotel, marked by a witnessing of the departure of it’s ghost.

WHITE DAYS by Lei Yuan Bin
Green Chilies Audience Award (2nd), Asian Hot Shots Berlin!

Dreaming of a trip to Taiwan but stuck in a city they can’t seem to leave from, three young people get together to create a friendship net that would save them from their inanimate loneliness. An unsterilized black & white image, with a documentary-like gray realism, provides the setting for a series of conversations and situations that have as much everyday nihilism as religious theories bordering the ridicule. With an overwhelming contemporary spirit, and a lucid pop art cinephilia, Tsai Ming-liang and Richard Linklater come together as explicit and essential references for White Days’ main characters, but also for its director, who combines the theme of young lethargic people engaging in sharp dialog –Linkater’s slackers– with the challenging aesthetics that implies taking a wide shot and creating a universe populated by Tsai’s vanishing point.

The film will be preceded by STATE OF THINGS, a short film by Sherman Ong: A filmmaker asked Singaporeans about the lyrics of the national anthem.

See you there, please help us spread the word and a Happy National Day to all!

Kind regards,

13 Little Pictures

A film collective bound by the spirit of collaboration and shared hope of creating films with unique directorial visions:

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