Dreaming Singapore

May 4 - May 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

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Cultural Interactions in the Age of Change

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Cultural Interactions in the Age of Change

Jean-Léon Gérôme is among the most renowned artists of the second half of the 19th century. One of the most fervent advocates of academic painting, Gérôme declared a personal war against modern movements such as Impressionism. 

Portrait of Martín Zapater (1797)

Portrait of Martín Zapater (1797)

Martín Zapater y Clavería, born in Zaragoza on November 12th 1747, came from a family of modest merchants and was taken in to live with a well-to-do aunt, Juana Faguás, and her daughter, Joaquina de Alduy. He studied with Goya in the Escuelas Pías school in Zaragoza from 1752 to 1757 and a friendship arose between them which was to last until the death of Zapater in 1803. 

The Battle of Varna

The Battle of Varna

Over the years of 1864 through 1876, Stanisław Chlebowski served Sultan Abdülaziz in Istanbul as his court painter. As it was, Abdülaziz disposed of considerable artistic talents of his own, and he actively involved himself in Chlebowski’s creative process, suggesting ideas for compositions –such as ballistic pieces praising the victories of Turkish arms.