Mar 15 - 18

Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, Moving Image Gallery
Mar 15 - 18

Cinerama: Metamorphosis

Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, Moving Image Gallery

Mar 15 - 18

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As an extension and dialogue with Singapore Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia, the accompanying film programme Cinerama: Metamorphosis will showcase fresh and meditative ways of transfiguring moving images within a cinematic setting.

Co-presented by Singapore Art Museum and Asian Film Archive, the series of contemporary shorts and features will rejuvenate familiar mediums and repurpose modern visual technology, reframing how we perceive the material with all its potential evocations.  



  • Thu, Mar 15 at 8:00 PM

    People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose (2016)

  • Fri, Mar 16 at 8:00 PM

    Sleep Has Her House (2017)

  • Sat, Mar 17 at 2:30 PM

    International Short Films (2015-2018)

  • Sat, Mar 17 at 5:30 PM

    Ascent (2016)

  • Sun, Mar 18 at 3:30 PM

    Dragonfly Eyes 蜻蜓之眼 (2017)

People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose (2016) | Philippines
[Directed by John Torres]

15 March 2018 (Thursday), 8:00pm
(Doors Open Time: 7:30pm)

89 mins
Film ends at 9:30pm.

Tagalog with English Subtitles, M18 (Nudity)

An unfinished classic, The Diary of Vietnam Rose was shot at the time of the Philippines’ 1986 People Power Revolution and directed by Celso Advento Castillo, a man lauded as ‘the Savior of Filipino cinema’ for his work on horror, thrillers and erotic dramas.

More than 30 years later, John Torres used 20 recovered film rolls from this project to make a documentary. Mixed with found footage and with a new overdub featuring interviews of the original crew and cast including lead actress Liz Alindogan, this is a making-of film with a mysterious twist. A homage to the master, but also to the power of cinematic imagination.

Sleep Has Her House (2017) | United Kingdom
[Directed by Scott Barley]
Singapore Premiere

16 March 2018 (Friday), 8:00pm
(Doors Open Time: 7:30pm)

90 mins
Film ends at 9:30pm.

No Dialogue, PG

The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills. It has happened before. But this will be the last time. The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest. They cry out into the black, as the shadows pass away, into the ground.

Through long static takes shot mostly on an iPhone, the film develops a contemplative, hypnotic experience, akin to paintings that move, mixing live action, still photography, and hand-drawn images.

Best Film - Official Jury award at FRONTEIRA – International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival 2017, in Goiânia, Brazil.

International Short Films

17 March 2018 (Saturday), 2:30pm
(Doors Open Time: 2:00pm)

104 mins
Film ends at 4:10pm.


• One Minute Art History
  Shu Cao, 2015, China, 2 mins
  No dialogue, PG

• Study of a Singaporean Face
  Kan Lumé and Megan Wonowidjoyo, 2016, Singapore, 4 mins
  No dialogue, PG

Destination Nowhere
  Prapat Jiwarangsan, 2018, Thailand, 7 mins
  Thai, Japanese with English subtitles, PG

Liquid Landscape
  Nan Wang, 2018, Netherlands and China, 12 mins
  No dialogue, G

I Made You, I Kill You
  Alexandru Petru Bădeliță, 2016, Romania and France, 14 mins
  Romanian with English subtitles, PG13 (Brief Coarse Language)

Disintegration 93 – 96
  Miko Revereza, 2017, USA and Philippines, 6 mins
  English, Tagalog with English subtitles, PG

  Erik Fox, 2017, USA, 6 mins
  No dialogue, G

Camera Threat
  Bernd Lützeler, 2017, India & Germany, 29 mins
  Hindi with English subtitles, PG

Martin Cries
  Jonathan Vinel, 2017, France, 16 mins
  French with English subtitles, NC16 (Some Violence and Coarse Language)

keep that dream burning
  Rainer Kohlberger, 2017, Austria & Germany, 8 mins
  No dialogue, G

For more details of the short films, please visit

Ascent (2016) | Netherlands/Japan
[Directed by Fiona Tan]
Singapore Premiere

17 March 2018 (Saturday), 5:30pm
(Doors Open Time: 5:00pm)

80 mins
Film ends at 6:50pm.

English and Japanese with English subtitles, G

Through a grey blanket of cloud the contours of a mountain can be barely discerned. This is Mount Fuji, a volcano with many faces and of immeasurable cultural significance. Two fictitious characters lead us through the film - an English woman and her deceased Japanese partner, Hiroshi. Four thousand exceptional and diverse photographs from the past 150 years, collected from sources ranging from the Izu Photo Museum to amateur photographers, form the basis for this film. This art-film project is in essence a film made entirely with stills: a filmic experiment balancing delicately between documentary and fiction. 

Dragonfly Eyes 蜻蜓之眼 (2017) | China
[Directed by Xu Bing]

18 March 2018 (Sunday), 3:30pm
(Doors Open Time: 3:00pm)

81 mins
Film ends at 4:50pm.

Mandarin with English Subtitles, NC16 (Some Nudity)

Each of us appears in front of a surveillance camera hundreds of times daily, as part of the constant live-streaming show on a global stage. Xu combines footage of many women to fashion one composite character, Qing Ting — a young woman whose Chinese name translates into English as "dragonfly." The film eschews camera operators and on-screen actors, and instead searches for drama in this visual chaos of everyday life.

Centering around the transformations of its lead characters, the film is a visual archaeology of the modern moving image, as well as a heartbreaking observation on the interchangeability of lives where every identity and story can be constructed and deconstructed at will to genius effect.

FIPRESCI Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Locarno Film Festival 2017

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