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Your Face (preceded by Light)

Tsai Ming-Liang (Taiwan)

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  • 2 Jun, Sun
    5pm
  • Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore
  • 18min & 77min

  • Rating (Light): General

    Rating (Your Face): PG

    Mandarin with English subtitles


  • Double Bill

    Taiwan, 2018

    Southeast Asian Premiere

 
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Your Face (preceded by Light)

Tsai Ming-Liang (Taiwan)

Light

Zhongshan Hall was built in Taipei in 1936. It was designed by Ide Kaoru, the Chief Architect of the then Governor - General's Office to serve as a public auditorium. It was here that the Japanese forces in Taiwan formally surrendered at the end of WWII in1945, ending 51 years of Japanese occupation in Taiwan. Today, Zhongshan Hall is 83 years old.

Your Face

As I searched the streets of Taipei for faces to film,
some verses began to appear in my mind. I wrote them down:

There is some light, there is a story.
Your face tells of the passage of time and places you have journeyed.
In my eyes, there is a tinge of confusion and sadness.

There is some light, there is a story.
Your face tells of love and the places it hides in.
In your eyes, there is a sparkle and some darkness.

This is the meaning of the film.




Singular Screens

Singular Screens, the film programme curated by the Asian Film Archive (AFA) for Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019 (SIFA), features an international selection of Singapore premieres celebrating independent and singular visions from Singapore and around the world. Valuing the ingenious and the risk-taking in cinema, Singular Screens is diverse in representation and bold in putting together its palette of cinematic adventures. Screenings will be held at the Screening Room at SIFA’s Festival House and Oldham Theatre.