SHORT FILM SELECTION I
Short Film Selection I
Saturday October 6th 5:00pm
The Bouncer, Singapore 2012, 23 min, Dir: Ken Kwek
Singularity, USA 2012, 20 min, Dir: Ben Silberfarb
Reprise, USA 2012, 13 min, Dir: Shripriya Mahesh
The Naked Leading the Blind, France/Belgium 2012, 15 min, Dir: Wim Vanacker
The Times Are A Changin’ - Bob Dylan’s classic could be the ‘leitmotiv’for this group of short films which explore how things have changed or might changein the future.In The Bouncer, Mo is used to dealing with drunks, but is unprepared for an unlikely troublemaker in hot pants who shows up for the dance competition. The film challengesAsian stereotypes and how they are changing, all while set in the dance movie genre.
Singularity explores the field of artificial intelligence, as scientists create computer that is self-aware and self-improving. Unfortunately the computer has learned the number one rule of survival only too well - kill or be killed.In Reprise, Meena struggles with an abusive same sex marriage and is forced to confront the reality of her relationship. She has to face the difficult choice of should she stay or should she go.