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A fun-filled, family-friendly, merry-making, belly-shaking, chaos-embracing, time-racing, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-illiant show. In the style of the great British tradition of pantomime, with a heroic escapade and a happy celebration with heaps of audience participation in between! Follow the exploits of young Mickey who is desperate to get his family back together for Christmas. Dad is stuck in Dubai (near Abu Dhabi, but that's another story) where he is snowed in. It turns out that the evil Ebeneeza Freeza is hell-bent on ruining everything - he is turning the whole world upside down and causing mayhem by freezing the world, just so he can sell his latest invention... HOT ICE CREAM! Mickey gets help from Trevor the Snowman, Captain Fantabulous and garden gnome Lord Pilliwocket. They hatch a cunning ruse to scupper the plans of Ebeneeza and get Christmas back on track! Heaps of fun for all the family, aged 3 to 103. Click Here For Theatre Conditions of Entry
Lee's Family Reunion Finale Concert...
家和万事兴 Lee's Family Reunion is a popular Taiwan drama series that is currently aired during the weekends in Singapore and had scored high ratings and viewer-ship. The casts from this popular drama series namely 黄少祺 Huang Shao Qi, 陈冠霖 Chen Guan Lin, 谢承均 Xie Cheng Jun, 连静雯 Lian Jing Wen, 李亮瑾 Li Liang Jin will join hands together to present a one night only concert in Singapore for the first time. Huang Shao Qi played the role 高天诚, the leading actor of this drama series. He is known to many for his role of 飞虎 in the drama series 飞龙在天 and had also starred in many other Taiwanese drama series such as 一代神相赖布衣, 天下女人心, 甘味人生 and more. Chen Guan Lin played the role 方小祖, the brother of 方小雯. Chen is a popular actor in Taiwan and China and had acted in many drama series such as 天下父母心, 世间情, 天下女人心, 甘味人生 and more. Xie Cheng Jun played the role 萧汉昇, the husband of 李正男. Xie is the undisputed A-lister male actor who had acted in many drama series such as 意难忘, 夜市人生, 牵手, 世间情, 甘味人生 and more. Lian Jing Wen played the role 李正男, the wife of 萧汉昇 who went through thick and thin with him. Lian is also the lead actress in many drama series such as 牵手, 天下父母心, 世间情, 天下女人心 and more. Li Liang Jin played the role of 方小雯, ex-wife of 萧汉昇 and the sister of 方小祖. This will be Li first time performing in Singapore and she has acted in many drama series such as 牵手, 世间情, 甘味人生 and more. Do not miss out on this chance to get up close and personal with the casts as they sing dance and even act on stage for their supporters.
Soul of Shaolin (Singapore) 少林武魂 ...
《少林武魂慧光的故事》在中国上海首演，不仅引起万人空巷，同时也在国外大放异彩，成为亚洲在美国百老汇的首部原创舞台剧演出作品。 故事讲述由于一次战乱，一对母子在逃难中失散后，孩儿被少林众僧救起取法名慧光，并在少林寺习武。慧光在众僧人的关怀和教诲下长大成人，武艺高强。母亲一直坚持不懈地寻找自己的儿子，并在某日偶然和慧光相遇。最后得知真相的两人会作出怎样的抉择？面对师徒情和亲情，慧光的命运又该何去何从呢？ 这部功夫舞台剧是由来自河南嵩山少林武馆的真正少林僧人演出，并为观众呈献少林各种独特的功法和日常习武的生活。少林寺所传功夫五花八门，出神入化，其中最著名的"少林七十二绝技"如金钟罩、飞檐走壁法、铁砂掌和梅花桩等更是叫人大开眼界。 这部作品曾荣获2009-2010年中国文化出口的重点项目，同时也被提名美国第63届托尼奖最佳特别戏剧奖"及第54届美国剧评人奖"，实力非凡。这场大型的功夫舞台剧也成功在全球各地包括美国、澳大利亚、意大利、挪威、印度、韩国、土耳其、香港和台湾，马来西亚，印尼等进行巡演，演出累计超过五百场，更掀起一阵中国功夫热。
Tong Yao - 2018 Best of Teresa Teng...
Due to popular demand, Tong Yao, is back to serenade more of Teresa Teng hits to everyone. Tong Yao 桐瑶, the undisputedly Teresa Teng sound and lookalike, will be belting out all Teresa Teng's forever classic hits from Mandarin to English, Cantonese and Hokkien songs in an effort to emulate Teresa's linguistic talent. Tong Yao from Sichuan province, China, was the champion in the National Competition "小城故事" singing contest held in China that sought to discover the individual who sounded and resembled most like the late Superstar Teresa Teng (邓丽君). Since then, Tong Yao has been performing around the world and receiving rave reviews as she resembles Teresa most in both voice and appearance. She has also bagged herself the title of 'Little Teresa Teng' (小邓丽君). Reminisce with evergreen hits that will bring you back to the 70's and 80's.
MY LOVE IS BLIND
Script by Leon Foo and Kevin SeahLyrics by Kevin SeahMusic by Julian Abraham Chua“Excellent production, touching storyline and great acting”“A real and passionate story”“Eye-opening, inspiring and entertaining”Following stellar reviews of its premiere performance in 2016, Musical Theatre Limited is proud to present My Love is Blind at SOTA Drama Theatre this upcoming November.An inspirational story based on Tan Guan Heng’s life, My Love is Blind follows the trials and tribulations of Guan, a young man who loses his sight in the prime years of his life. Garnering inner strength and support from the people around him, he overcomes great adversity and carries on to find love and success. With a heartwarming message, plenty of humour and a dash of romance, My Love is Blind throws a spotlight on the ambitions and achievements of the visually handicapped.Starring veteran actor Benjamin Chow (Forbidden City, Tango, RENT: The Musical, The LKY Musical) alongside visually handicapped performers, My Love is Blind will showcase the talents and abilities of the disabled while recognising their talent as singers and musicians.Join us for an evening of melodious music and masterful storytelling, about one man's determination to overcome all odds and achieve his dreams. --- Musical Theatre Limited is a registered arts charity (IPC: 000575) which creates original musicals, enriching the local arts scene while raising awareness for various disadvantaged groups in society. President Halimah Yacob is the official Patron of Musical Theatre Limited.
Mosaic Music Series BERNHOFT (Nor...
Grammy-nominated Norwegian artist Bernhoft makes his Singapore debut at Mosaic!Known for his intricate and complex live performances, multi-instrumentalist composer and singer Jarle Bernhoft had his definitive solo breakthrough with his album Solidarity Breaks in 2011. He went on to perform on TV around the world including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, and several sold-out tours. His follow-up album Islander garnered him a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album, and he recently released two EPs, Stop/Shut Up/Shout It Out and The Morning Comes.http://www.bernhoft.org/ www.facebook.com/jarlebernhoftwww.instagram.com/jarlebernhoft
Mosaic Music Series FEIST (Canada...
Four-time Grammy-nominee Feist returns to the Esplanade Concert Hall with songs from her latest album Pleasure.In 2004, Feist made her US debut with the critically acclaimed Let It Die, which won the Juno Award for Best Alternative Rock Album and Best New Artist. Her 2007 follow-up The Reminder debuted in the top 20 in the US and was hailed by Village Voice as a “great batch of simple, precisely arranged love songs—expertly produced, delectably sung”, with the ubiquitous 1234 boosting the albums sales to more than a million internationally.After a several-year hiatus—during which she co-created Look at What the Light Did Now—she returned with Metals, which won her the Polaris Music Prize and four more Juno Awards, and was named Album of the Year by the New York Times. This year, she released her first album in six years, her most formally defiant and expansive work so far, Pleasure.To date, Feist has sold over 3 million records worldwide and amassed more than 500 million streams. She has also appeared on Saturday Night Live, sold out the Hollywood Bowl, and boasts the second-most-watched video in Sesame Street history.http://www.listentofeist.com/www.facebook.com/feistwww.instagram.com/feistmusic
Mosaic Music Series SHUGO TOKUMARU...
Japanese experimental pop darling Shugo Tokumaru returns to Mosaic backed by a five-piece band, with his latest album Toss.Born 1980 in Tokyo, Shugo Tokumaru grew up listening to Japanese pop and Beatles cassettes. He started taking piano lessons at the age of five and was ready to quit at 12. He taught himself to play the guitar and started playing in a punk band with his childhood friends while in high school. At one point he realised some of the material he wrote was not just “right” for the band and decided to record all by himself.His demo caught the attention of a small independent label in New York and thirteen years and six albums later, Tokumaru has become a critically acclaimed gifted singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for producing every single sound on his records. Except now on his latest, Toss, he has put together an album made up of sounds from other musicians. “Maybe listeners won’t notice any difference,” Tokumaru shared with The Japan Times, “but for me, that created a major change.”http://www.shugotokumaru.com/http://www.shugotokumarumusic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/shugotokumaru
Mosaic Music Series Sinne Eeg and ...
Considered to be the preeminent jazz vocalist in Scandinavia, Sinne Eeg’s distinctive vocals and original compositions have earned her a loyal and rapidly growing fan base in her native Denmark and around the world. She has made her mark in Japan, China and throughout Europe with her exquisite live performances and award-winning studio recordings.Eeg has received numerous awards including the DR P2 Jazz Prize and four Danish Music Awards for Best Vocal Jazz Album for her albums Waiting for Dawn (2007), Don’t Be So Blue (2010), Face the Music (2014) and Eeg – Fonnesbæk (2015). In 2014, she was awarded the prestigious Ben Webster Prize and in 2015, 60 French critics awarded her one of Europe’s most distinguished awards, the Académie du jazz, for Face the Music.Eeg was born into a musical family in the Danish countryside and began playing music at the young age of four. At 16, she decided to pursue a career in music and attended a music preparatory school and continued her advanced studies at the highly competitive Danish Music Conservatory. The six years of rigorous training gave Eeg a deep understanding of music, harmonically and rhythmically, which is evident in her stellar performances today.This will be Eeg’s first performance in Singapore, and she will be accompanied by a piano trio.http://www.sinnemusic.com/www.facebook.com/sinne.eeg.vocal
Mosaic Music Series Sudo FERRY x ...
FERRY and Canvas Conversations explore emotion—the presence and lack of—in human beings and artificial intelligence, with visuals by Aqilah Misuary.Emotive, beautiful, intriguing, dreamy and elusive—these are some of the words that describe FERRY’s music, a soundtrack for sailing through life’s stormy and calm seas. Canvas Conversations navigates the vast expanse of electronic music through a myriad of sounds and textures, crafting songs and lyrical sensibilities around these sonic elements.FERRY:www.facebook.com/ferryingaroundwww.soundcloud.com/hearferrywww.instagram.com/ferryingaroundCanvas Conversations:www.facebook.com/canvasconversationshttp://www.canvasconversations.bandcamp.com/www.instagram.com/canvasconversations
da:ns festival 2017 Flamenco Maste...
Dancers of Rocío Molina’s Bosque Ardora will be teaching this flamenco masterclass for intermediate to advanced dancers.Praised for his magnificent pirouettes and technical precision, Eduardo Guerrero has been receiving international recognition, performing in major festivals worldwide.A former dancer of Andalucía Ballet of Flamenco and regular collaborator with Eva Yerbabuena, Fernando Jiménez is known for his classical style of flamenco which is linked to ballet.Each artist will teach a 90-min workshop, inclusive of a 15-min break. Capacity is limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.This workshop is suitable for intermediate to advanced dancers.
Dreams & Fantasies Braddell Height...
Let your imagination run free with Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of the most memorable film, stage and video game music. Featuring the works of iconic composers like John Williams (Schindler’s List), Joe Hisaishi (My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away), Boublil & Schönberg (Les Misérables) and Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), Dreams & Fantasies pays tribute to these contemporary classics.Adrian Tan, conductorClarence Lee, pianoDavid Loke, violinNatasha Da Costa & Zachary Dominguez, vocalsJoe Hisaishi Water Traveller (from One Inch Samurai)John Williams Three Pieces from Schindler’s ListVarious (arr. M Rasull) Songs from Final FantasyBattle Medley from Final FantasyBoublil & Schönberg I Dreamed a Dream (from Les Misérables)Bring Him Home (from Les Misérables)Joe Hisaishi One Summer’s Day (from Spirited Away)The Merry Go Round of Life (from Howl’s Moving Castle)Summer (from Kikujiro)My Neighbour TotoroMartin & Blaine (arr. Tang) Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
SLO Children's Concert: Kith 'n Kin
'Tis the season for Singapore Lyric Opera Children's Choir to proudly present Kith 'n Kin, a celebration of song for family and friends from all around the world. We begin the concert with celestial family members heralding the birth of Christ, to an ecological anthem celebrating Mother Earth, Brother Wind and Sister Moon, then on to a mortal family where a father builds a windmill, a wise little sister takes care of her sleeping brother, and the ever-famous Trapp Family Singers whose lives were fictionalized in film and musical The Sound of Music. The evening culminates in a joyful singalong to festive favourites so be sure to bring your family and friends along to join in the fun!Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s ChoirConductor Rose LohPianist Aloysius FoongGuest Choir TAS Youth Voices
da:ns festival 2017 Coffee Chats
What is dance about? How do choreographers think when creating a dance piece? Why dance? What challenges do these artists have? How does one run a dance company? After creating a work, how do you bring it to a local audience? A global audience?If you have burning questions about dance and how it is created, performed or organised, here is your chance to get answers.Coffee Chats is a rare opportunity to have an intimate conversation with a dance artist or practitioner over coffee and dessert from Suzette, so come on down for this one-on-one and get ready to be enlightened. Come prepared to fill your mind, soul and body at Coffee Chats.Click here for the full schedule and detailed write up of the respective dance artist or practitioner.
My Songs 4 那些年的歌 4
My Songs 4 那些年的歌 4 brings together these popular Taiwanese singers Zhou Zhi Ping 周治平, Fang Ji Wei 方季惟, Ke Yi Min 柯以敏 and Xu Jing Chun 许景淳 performing together for the first time at Resorts World Theatre. Zhou Zhi Ping, singer-songwriter and producer, started his singing career in 1985 and had released albums with hits songs such as 青梅竹马, 梦不到你, 那一场风花雪月的事, 为情所困 and more. He is known to have written popular songs for other singers that includes 寂寞的眼, 我和我追逐的梦, 一天一点爱恋, 你是如此难以忘记and more. Fang Ji Wen, singer-actress, released her debut album悔in 1988. She is known for many of her hit songs such as 心痛不再有, 怨苍天变了心, 爱情的故事, 想你想到梦里头and more. In 2012, she released her latest album 情是太极 after an absence of 10 years from the music industry. Ke Yi Min, Malaysian Taiwan-based singer, started her musical career by winning the first runner up during the Voice of Asia Singing Competition in 1991 and released her debut album 太傻in 1993. She is widely-recognized by her stunning and mastery singing skill together with her hit songs such as 断了线, 爱我, 拥抱我, 想你想疯了 and more. Xu Jing Chun, known to many for her melodic vocal trained under the great singing master李泰祥and her many hit songs includes 玫瑰人生, 天顶的月娘, 睡吧我的爱, 路长情更长 and more.Do not miss out on this chance to be entertained by these talented singers as they belt out their hit songs for this one-night-only concert.
National Gallery Singapore presents...
BAMSEOM PIRATES, SEOUL INFERNOBy Yoonsuk Jung“All hail Kim Jong-il!” Bamseom Pirates yells these controversial lyrics on its album Seoul Inferno, a name inspired by the notorious line “North Korea can put Seoul in a sea of fire” in a 1994 speech by North Korean representative Park Young-soo. This South Korean band takes its musical code from grindcore, one of the most radical genres of contemporary music, comprising elements from rock, punk and metal, and its performative approach from avant-garde happenings. The band’s self-deprecating humour, coupled with the sparkling wit and originality of its satirical take on South Korean society, has provoked polarising responses.In a country where any mention of North Korea conjures horror, the band plays on this taboo to shock listeners into reflecting on social ills at home. Its music has also brought attention to issues like the construction of a naval base on Jeju Island and the Korea-USA Free Trade Agreement. But in 2012, when their good friend and producer, Park Jung-geun, was arrested for violating the National Security Laws after re-tweeting messages from the North Korean account “Uriminzok,” they faced the first and biggest crisis of their musical career.By tracing the journey of Bamseom Pirates, director Yoonsuk Jung documents the eruption of a new youth culture and envisions the possibility of a new politics on the Korean Peninsula.Bamseom Pirates, Seoul Inferno had its world premiere at the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands, 2017). Since then, it has been shown at the 16th New York Asian Film Festival (USA, 2017) and the 19th Taipei Film Festival (Taiwan, 2017).DirectorYoonsuk Jung (b. 1981) explores the relationship between state and society through art and documentary. His works have been shown all over the world, including at the 29th Vancouver Film Festival (Canada, 2010) and the 8th Gwangju Biennale (South Korea, 2010). Jung’s first feature film, Non-Fiction Diary (2013), won the BIFF Mecenat Award at the 18th Busan International Film Festival (2013) and the NETPAC prize at the 64th Berlinale (Germany, 2014).
National Gallery Singapore presents...
BEAUTY AND RUINBy Marc de GuerreOnce the centre of American industrial power, Detroit now faces bankruptcy and is under pressure to liquidate its assets to repay over 18 billion dollars in debt. After years of decline, the city is left with little, save its most valuable asset- The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Home to masterpieces by Van Gogh, Brueghel, Titian and Fra Angelico purchased at the height of Detroit’s affluence, it preserves the history of a city that was exceedingly important in the past. When it became likely that Detroit would no longer be able to honour its pension payments, keeping the art turned into a matter of injustice. Beauty and Ruin chronicles the debate between city administrators, museum staff, creditors and pensioners over selling the DIA, and examines the true value of art to its public.Director Marc de Guerre takes us beyond the immediate dilemma, delving deeper to reveal the underlying issues at play: the failure of municipal government infrastructure, disastrous financial transactions, a meltdown in manufacturing leading to massive unemployment, and unresolved racial tensions. But there are some who still hold to the hope that the collection will remain safe. African-American artist Charles McGee recounts the impact of the artworks on him, “It’s teaching; it’s revealing; it’s explaining; it’s total, and it’s giving. I think that our culture is richer because of it. I don’t know what we’ll do without The Detroit Institute of Arts.” As he slowly exits the gallery in the film, the shot cuts to a school group entering to gaze at the art.Beauty and Ruin competed at the 35th International Festival of Films on Art (Canada, 2017).DirectorMarc de Guerre is a two-time Gemini Award winner (2007 and 2008, Canada). After graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design, he worked as a visual artist before transitioning to documentary filmmaking in 2000, informing his filmmaking with his background in art. His most recent work is Song of Extinction (2017), a multimedia performance made in collaboration with composer Rose Bolton. Featuring large-scale projections, it is a visual and sonic exploration of the Anthropocene period.
National Gallery Singapore presents...
BURMA STORYBOOKBy Petr LomBurma Storybook is the tale of a nation emerging from years of military dictatorship told through its poetry. This beloved art form is part of the Burmese vernacular, and the film itself is structured like an epic poem: readings by leading poets in Myanmar and songs used in day-to-day communication interweave with the story of the heroic figure at its centre—70-year-old Maung Aung Pwint. The country’s most well-known activist poet spent many years in jail for his writings, and now waits for his son to visit after 20 years of political exile.Visually stunning moments throughout the film render the familiar spectacular - elaborate hot air balloons launched into the night sky, a lone farmer patiently ploughing his field by hand, hundreds of ducks released into the river for a paddle, sorrow on a son’s face too deep to be verbalised. In this way, the film’s cinematography exhibits the same sensitivity that local poetry displays in its re-looking of reality. In one of the film’s most evocative sequences, Burmese poet Maung Yu Py reads his composition Under the Ice Sheet, offering a penetrating insight into the effects of isolation:Under the great ice sheet, a great country was buried alive.Under the great country, lies a temple no longer housing gods.Under the temple, great wars welded together six feet under.Under the wars, a great museum of culture, falling apart.- Extract from Under the Ice SheetAbove all, this film is a picture of resilience in the face of struggle, and grace under pressure.Burma Storybook had its world premiere at the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands, 2017), its international premiere at the 14th CPH:DOX (Denmark, 2017), and its Asian premiere at the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival (2017). It has also been shown at festivals all over the world, including the 48th Visions du Réel (Switzerland, 2017), the 39th Cinema du Réel (France, 2017) the 5th Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival (Myanmar, 2017) and the 13th FreedomFilmFest (Malaysia, 2017).Post-screening Q&A with Petr Lom (Director), Corinne van Egeraat (Producer) and Maung Yu Py (Poet)DirectorPetr Lom (b. 1968) received his PhD in Political Philosophy from Harvard University, and taught human rights and philosophy as an associate professor at George Soros’ Central European University. Since 2003, he has focused on making documentary films about human rights. These have been screened at more than 250 film festivals across the world and won numerous awards including the Grand Prix at the 43rd Chicago International Documentary Festival (USA, 2007) for On a Tightrope (2007).
National Gallery Singapore presents...
CHINA’S VAN GOGHSBy Yu Haibo and Yu Tianqi KikiZhao Xiaoyong has produced thousands of paintings, but does not consider himself a real artist. He is one of thousands of peasants-turned-painters in Dafen Village, China, who churn out the millions of copies of Western masterpieces found all around the world, from high street chains like Walmart to boutique gift shops. But Zhao is not satisfied with mechanically reproducing works of art from images in photographs and books. Obsessed with Van Gogh’s genius, he yearns to see the originals. China’s Van Goghs follows Zhao on his pilgrimage to discover the artist for himself—he traces Van Gogh’s footsteps through Amsterdam, Paris, Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, and encounters his paintings for the first time at the Van Gogh Museum. Struck by the powerful aura of the works, his life is changed in unexpected ways.Like Zhao, many of Dafen’s painters live, work, marry and raise children under Van Gogh’s constant gaze. But the legend of Van Gogh represents more than just a livelihood to them: his art and life is emblematic of their own dreams for self-actualisation. Rising above the “Made in China” bias, the film surfaces the cycles of exploitation and poverty that entrench workers like Zhao who desire authenticity. The trip ultimately inspires a return to his ancestral village to find his own vision, and a source of creativity from within.China’s Van Goghs had its world premiere at the 29th IDFA (Netherlands, 2016). It has been screened at festivals such as the 47th Visions du Réel (Switzerland, 2016) and the 14th Docudays UA (Ukraine, 2016). It won Best Documentary (International Co-production) at the 7th Beijing International Film Festival (China, 2017).DirectorsYu Haibo (b. 1962) is one of China’s most prominent documentary photographers, and is considered a pioneer of surrealist photography in the country. His photo story China Dafen Oil Painting Village won the 49th World Press Photography Contest in 2006. Today, he is the Chief Photo Editor of the Shenzen Economic Daily and director of the Shenzen Professional Photographers Association. China’s Van Goghs is his first feature film.Yu Tianqi Kiki is an Associate Professor of Film and Screen Studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), and a producer at Century Image Media Ltd. She is also the co-founder of DSL CineMag, a magazine that promotes Chinese New Cinema, and has a forthcoming book titled ‘My’ Self on Camera: First Person Documentary Practice in Twenty-first Century China (2017) published by the University of Edinburgh Press.
National Gallery Singapore presents...
CUTSBy Chairun NissaCuts examines film censorship in Indonesia through the experience of Edwin and Meiske Taurisia, director and producer of Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2008). In Indonesia, all films must be approved by the Indonesian Film Censorship Board (LSF) before they can be released on the regular screening circuit. With total control over what is distributed, films containing sex, politics or other subjects deemed controversial by the censors do not make it to the cinemas. While the LSF sees itself as protecting the public from negative influence and unwarranted agitation, a check welcomed by some, the troubling fact remains that there is little clarity on how censorship is regulated.It is under these circumstances that Edwin and Meiske submit their film to the LSF. After 26 days of waiting and multiple trips to their offices, Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly is rejected and the filmmakers are asked to revise it. The filmmakers appeal for an audience with the board to better understand the thought process behind this verdict, which takes another two months. When the meeting proves inconclusive, they decide to undertake the Herculean task of examining the workings of the LSF more closely. Moving from the red carpet at the Indonesian Film Festival organised by the Indonesian Film Board, to the LSF’s registration counters, waiting rooms and appeals offices, to the Constitutional Court and the House of Representatives, Cuts reveals just how convoluted the process of formulating and enacting laws and policies on film censorship is.Post-screening Q&A with Meiska Taurisia (Producer)Cuts had its world premiere at the 29th IDFA (Netherlands, 2016). It has also been screened at the 15th Festival Film Dokumenter (Indonesia, 2016).DirectorChairun Nissa (b. 1984) graduated with a degree in Film Direction from the Jakarta Art Institute in 2009. Her thesis project, Full Moon (2009), achieved a Special Mention at the 9th Rome Independent Film Festival (Italy, 2010). In 2013, she became the inaugural fellow of the John Darling Fellowship at the Australian National University. Her short film Chocolate Comedy (2013) premiered at the 26th IDFA (Netherlands) in the same year. Cuts (2016) is her first feature film.
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