By Ivan Lim
A handful of alumni were among the lucky few to catch the screening of ‘Still Human’, the opening film for this year’s Singapore Chinese Film Festival (SCFF) at the Golden Village Suntec City on 20 April 2019. The SCFF was organised by SUSS’ Centre for Chinese Studies and the Singapore Film Society.
The film was shown in its entirety – uncensored and in its original language, an exclusive for the SCFF. The film depicted the unlikely relationship of a paralyzed divorcé and his caregiver as they overcome life’s difficulties and rediscover their dreams together. The simple yet moving story line captured the audience, having them in tears at one moment, and in laughter at the next. Duly, the film not only nabbed The Best Screenwriter and Best Actor awards at the 25th Hong Kong Film Review Society Awards, but also scored eight nominations at the 38th Hong Kong Film Award.
As the curtains were drawn, the audience remained in their seats for another SCFF exclusive question and answer session with the young and talented director, Ms Oliver Chan Siu Kuen. Through Oliver’s candid sharing, the audience gained deeper insights and appreciation of the film. We could not have asked for a better way to conclude the film screening. Thank you, SCFF!
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