Singapore film makers are vying for international recognition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and Market. Critically-acclaimed producer/director Eric Khoo will showcase his first animated feature on May 17. Called “Tatsumi”, the feature is based on the life and works of manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. It is competing in the Un Certain Regard section, a renowned film event known for highlighting cutting-edge original works.
The Making Of Tatsumi
Singapore’s Media Development Authority said the showcase of Tatsumi makes this the seventh consecutive year that Singapore productions have made the cut for the Cannes Film Festival Official Selection. Also selected for the Official Selection is an 11-minute film, “Suu and Uchikawa”, by Nathanael Carton, a graduate student from Singapore’s Tisch School of the Arts Asia. The film will compete in the Cinéfondation Selection, which is devoted to the search for new talents. MDA said Mr Carton’s film was one of 16 selected from more than 1,500 entries, from 360 film schools.
Gracing the red carpets of the Festival is Singaporean actor Chin Han, who plays a doctor in “Restless”, the opening film of the Un Certain Regard section. The movie is directed by Gus Van Sant of Good Will Hunting and Milk fame. The event is also a platform for local film companies to promote their works to potential buyers at the Cannes Film Market. Films like MediaCorp Raintree’s “It’s a Great Great World”, and Elixir Entertainment’s “Gurushetram 24 Hours of Anger” will be screened at the Market.
Restless Movie Trailer
It’s A Great Great World