Dreaming Singapore

May 4 - 20, 2018

Pera Film takes the audience on a cinematographic journey to discover the insights of the territory featured in Pera Museum’s Singapore Unseen exhibition.

Dreaming Singapore presents: a poignant yet darkly humorous story which follows the lives of six individuals as they navigate the rapidly changing conditions experienced in today’s modern South-East Asian citiesin Singapore Dreaming; the growing pains of Tan Boon Huat, the middle son of a pawn farmer in an island town in Becoming Royston; described as “a small gem” by Screen Daily magazine and the first Singaporean feature film to win at the Cannes Film Festival in Ilo Ilo; how the breaking of a man on the brisk of bankruptcy leads to a major international crisis in Unlucky Plaza; uncovering the processes and motivations behind internationally renowned photographers from Singapore through interviews in Image Makers; the new life of Siva, who has nobody to welcome him at home after he gets released from prison after serving eight years for smuggling in A Yellow Bird; the story of a correctional officer whose ethical notion about promotion is disrupted after he gets transferred to a maximum security prison in Apprentice; and director Kirsten Tan takes full advantage of the beautiful scenery and a charismatic elephant to tell a story about our drift from fundamental human needs and values in Pop Aye.

Free admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

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May 4

19:00 Singapore Dreaming

May 5

14:00 Becoming Royston

16:00 A Yellow Bird

18:00 Unlucky Plaza

May 6

14:00 Pop Aye

16:00 Image Makers: Singapore Photographers

18:00 Apprentice

May 9

19:00 Ilo Ilo

May 11

21:00 Pop Aye

May 13

16:00 Singapore Dreaming

18:00 Unlucky Plaza

May 17

19:00 Image Makers: Singapore Photographers

May 19

18:00 Ilo Ilo

May 20

14:00 Apprentice

16:00 A Yellow Bird

18:00 Becoming Royston

Singapore Dreaming

Singapore Dreaming

Becoming Royston

Becoming Royston

Ilo Ilo

Ilo Ilo

Unlucky Plaza

Unlucky Plaza

Image Makers: Singapore Photographers

Image Makers: Singapore Photographers

A Yellow Bird

A Yellow Bird

Apprentice

Apprentice

Pop Aye

Pop Aye

Program Trailer

Dreaming Singapore

Pera Film takes the audience on a cinematographic journey to discover the insights of the territory featured in Pera Museum’s Singapore Unseen exhibition.

Singapore Unseen

Singapore Unseen exhibition brought together “ordinary” scenes from the daily life in Singapore through unique viewpoints of photographers living in the country. 

Singapore Unseen

A Photographer’s Biography Ali Sami Aközer

A Photographer’s Biography Ali Sami Aközer

Ali Sami is born in Rusçuk in 1866, and moves to İstanbul. Because his family is registered in the Beylerbeyi quarter of Üsküdar, Ali Sami is also called Üsküdarlı Ali Sami. He graduates from the Mühendishane-i Berri-i Hümayun in 1866 and becomes a teacher of painting and photography at the school.

Barbara Kruger’s Practice on Power,  Capitalism, Identity, and Gender

Barbara Kruger’s Practice on Power, Capitalism, Identity, and Gender

A closer look at the life and works of the artist Barbara Kruger, who is represented with two striking works in the exhibition And Now The Good News, a selection of works from the Nobel Collection.

Girl in a Blue Dress

Girl in a Blue Dress

This life-size portrait of a girl is a fine example of the British art of portrait painting in the early 18th century. The child is shown posing on a terrace, which is enclosed at the right foreground by the plinth of a pillar; the background is mainly filled with trees and shrubs.