The Cinematheque at The National Museum is surely cranking up its screening calendar with a series of retrospectives of film masters such as Michelangelo Antonioni (29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007), Federico Fellini (January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993) and Satyajit Ray (2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992), with each series boasting remastered prints, full body of works from the filmmakers' filmography, as well as panel discussion sessions all geared toward that all encompassing experience for the cinephile to discover, or rediscover various masterpieces.
This showcase will now present The Films of Edward Yang (November 6, 1947 – June 29, 2007), one of Taiwan's leading filmmakers in its New Wave, probably best known for his film Yi Yi (2000) which got him the Best Director Award at Cannes.
It's a complete retrospective that will offer an insight into his life through roundtable sessions with his former collaborators, friends and academics. and you can find the full details of the screening over at this link, which contains a profile of specially invited guests, film titles, screening details, and a list of the free admission programmes.
Here's a quick summary:
In His Time: The Films of Edward Yang
A Programme of the National Museum Cinémathèque
Day/Date: Wednesday, 2 March – Sunday, 13 March 2011
Time: Various screening times
Venue: Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum of Singapore 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Tickets: $8 per person, $6.40 (concession), [excluding SISTIC fee]
MRT Station: City Hall/Dhoby Ghaut
Contact: 6332 3659 / 6332 5642
See you there!