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  • Writer's pictureVincent Quek


Hey everyone,

Now that we have concluded our run of HAVE A NICE DAY, here's what to expect from us from now till the end of May!

1. THE SQUARE Re-Screening @ The Projector

Sun Apr 22, 2:20pm

Did you miss our screenings of THE SQUARE back in January and February? Well here's a chance to see our Oscar-nominated film on the big screen one more time! Playing at Singapore's favourite independent cinema, The Projector will screen this cringe-funny Swedish feature one more time this coming Sunday, 22 April at 2:20pm.

Synopsis: Christian (Claes Bang) is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for "The Square". The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

WINNER of the Palm d'Or @ Cannes 2017

NOMINEE of Best Foreign Film @ Oscars 2018


2. MADELINE'S MADELINE (Asian Premiere) @ Singapore International Festival of the Arts 2018 (SIFA) 

• Sun 29 April, 7.30pm @ The Arts House • Sat 5 May, 9.30pm  @ The Arts House

A brand spanking new Anticipate Pictures film, MADELINE'S MADELINE melted our brains when we first saw it at Berlinale, after a rapturous response when it world premiered at Sundance 2018, as recently as January this year. We can't say more, even though SIFA's page tries to give it a synopsis... suffice to say that you should try and catch this award-winning film now, for it is Singapore, actually, the whole of Asia's - first chance to see this mysterious and decidedly non-halal new film from American independent auteur Josephine Decker, with a stunning performance from newcomer Helena Howard, supported by performance artist and filmmaker Miranda July, and produced by (among others) mumblecore thespian Joe Swanberg.

Synopsis (the version we like best): Madeline got the lead role in the play! Strangely, the character looks just like Madeline. And has a cat just like Madeline's. And is holding a steaming hot iron next to her mother's face... like Madeline is.

OFFICIAL SELECTION at Sundance Film Festival 2018, NEXT section

OFFICIAL SELECTION at Berlinale International Film Festival 2018, Forum section


3. CUSTODY (Singapore Premiere) @ EU Film Festival 2018

Sat 12 May 2018, 7pm @ National Gallery, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

This was the only film our company acquired out of Toronto International Film Festival 2017 last year, and on the surface this wasn't an obvious buy. But when we staggered out of the market screening in Toronto last year, we just couldn't shake off this film. And we aren't the only ones feeling this way - it has won Audience Awards at San Sebastian and Glasgow film festivals, won the Silver Lion at Venice Film Festival, won the Screenplay award at Miami International Film Festival - among so many other accolades. Mark our words - director Xavier Legrand will be a formidable force on the world cinema stage in time to come. CUSTODY is France's selection for the EU Film Festival 2018, and this highly charged film with a timely take since the #MeToo movement, is your first chance to see why no one can stop talking about CUSTODY.

Synopsis: Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad and the appointed judge rules in favour of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.

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And we'll be back at the end of May, at our regular venue The Arts House. Do remember to sign up for our mailing list, and Like and Follow our social media pages under "Anticipate Pictures" for all the latest info. For now, see you at the movies!


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