SGIFF Film Club to organise two new film screenings in July

Audiences will get to watch The Kingmaker and The Great Buddha+ for $38 per session.

Nurul Mardhiah

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Published: 15 July 2022, 4:04 PM

In the lead up to its year-end Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) Film Club is partnering with CRANE at Robertson Quay to present two films in July. 

In hopes to encourage appreciation and understanding of film in Singapore, the sessions will screen rare and diverse genres of independent films for its audiences. 

The two film screenings discuss “contemporary issues, cutting through the grime and dirt of manipulative politicking and capitalist endeavours to expose layers of subjective truths beneath,” said SGIFF in its press release. 

The first session takes place on Jul 27 from 7pm to 9.30pm. Titled The Kingmaker, the film centres around Imelda Marcos and how her family’s history quickly becomes an obstacle for her son to win vice-presidency in the Philippines. 

The second session screens the film The Great Buddha+ on Jul 28 from 7pm to 9.30pm. In this film, the security guard of a Buddha statue factory and his best friend discovers ugly and incriminating dashboard camera footage of his boss. 

For the price of $38, audiences will get to enjoy a light meal and participatory discussions led by the SGIFF team. Audiences are required to book their tickets and select their meal of choice here three working days in advance.

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