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  • Red Dragonflies premiere in Singapore on 14 April

    After a year of festival traveling, Red Dragonflies will premiere on 14 Apr, 7.30pm at the Singapore Art Museum at 8Q. Tickets can be purchased at SAM at 8Q. Please call 6332 3200 ahead for ticket availability. Only one screening. And director Liao Jiekai will be there for QnA. Details can be found here. It will be shown as part of the Inaugural Southeast Asian Film Festival, curated by Philip Cheah and Teo Swee Leng, both formerly from the Singapore International Film Festival.

    Red Dragonflies (Singapore premiere)

    Liao Jiekai, Singapore, 2010, 96 minutes, PG

    Thu, 14 Apr | 7.30pm

    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. Red Dragonflies won the Special Jury Prize at the Jeonju International Film Festival 2010.

    Director Liao Jiekai received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and lectures in Media Education and Visual Arts (International Baccalaureate) at the School of the Arts in Singapore. Since 2005, he has directed several short films, most notably Clouds in a Shell and The Inner City. He is a founding member of 13 Little Pictures, a film collective that champions innovative feature films. Red Dragonflies is his feature debut.

    Featuring a post-screening discussion with director Liao Jiekai

    Also showing are Garin Nugroho’s The Blue Generation, Apichatpong’s Adventure of Iron Pussy, John Torres’ Refrains Happen Like Revolutions in a Song, Glen Goei’s The Blue Mansion, Woo Ming Jin’s Woman On Fire Looks For Water and The Tiger Factory, Sheron Dayoc’s Halaw and Kong Rithdee’s Baby Arabia.

    curated and organised by Philip Cheah, Teo Swee Leng

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