14 home-grown films in S'pore film fest
Thu, Feb 21, 2008
The Straits Times

THIS year's Singapore International Festival showcases 14 movies made by home-grown talents including two works with gay content which could prove to be controversial.

Women Who Love Women: Conversations In Singapore is touted as one of the few documentaries ever made about lesbians here. In it, three Singapore lesbians talk candidly about their lives and loves.

Lucky7 is an experimental film with seven directors at the helm. One director does a 10- to 12-minute segment of the film and this is continued by the next director who knows only what has happened in the last minute of the previous segment.

The movie's central character is played by by Sunny Pang. It has homosexual content and has been rated R21 for 'sexual content and disturbing images'.

Festival director Philip Cheah said Women Who Love Women was submitted to the censors on Jan 10 and is pending a rating.

He said: 'All the films are like our children, we want to see them all through the process.'

Read the full story in Life! in Friday's edition of The Straits Times.


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