Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Singapore Cinema 2008, Talentime and The Missing Ingredient

For those wondering what kind of money does a Singapore make from the local box office, Bee Thiam from the Asian Film Archive has on his personal blog compiled a succinct list of Singapore films screened in 2008, their numbers, and has listed down quite succinctly some criteria he uses to classify a local film as, well, local. I agree with that criteria as well, since anything less defined will probably drive anyone nuts. Head here to read that article.

Yasmin Ahmad has revealed two rough trailers for Talentime on her blog and the film is scheduled for a 26th March 2009 release in Malaysia, if the date on the trailers is correct. I hope that the Singapore release won't be too long after!

O Re Piya

Abidah "Next!" Noor

I've met and known filmmaker Sanif Olek since the time Yasmin was in Singapore for a Retrospective of her movies. Sanif has made a couple of short films such as Lost Sole (2006) and à la folie (2009), which are parts 1 and 2 of his Love Trilogy. We had briefly talked about his debut feature film The Missing Ingredient then, and you'd be glad to know it's currently in production! Looking forward to see it hit the big screens some time in the near future. Meanwhile, you can take a look at the teaser trailers that were produced way before production started, and have a peek into the production from the photos here in the Facebook group.

Teaser 1

Teaser 2

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