Women in Film 2017 | The Rehearsal by Alison Maclean
Stanley, a naive first year drama student, seeks to impress his charismatic tutor, Hannah. When Stanley's group hits on a sex scandal involving his young girlfriend, Isolde, as the inspiration for their end-of-year show, he finds himself in morally tricky territory. The Rehearsal is adapted from the novel by Man Booker award-winner Eleanor Catton.
About Alison Maclean
Born in Canada and raised in New Zealand, Alison came to international attention when her short film Kitchen Sink was nominated for a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival and won eight awards at festivals worldwide. She followed up her success with two feature films: Crush, which was an official selection at Cannes, and Jesus' Son which won the Little Gold Lion at the Venice Film Festival and earned her a Best Director nomination. She has co-directed the documentary Person of Interest and the comedic documentary/narrative hybrid Intolerable as well.
Alison has also directed episodes of TV shows like Sex and the City, The Tudors, The L-Word and Gossip Girl, TV commercials and music videos including Torn for Natalie Imbruglia.
Women in Film features the voices and verve of women in an arena that has been traditionally dominated by men. In celebrating the achievements of women working in the film industry, this edition of the programme highlights the career of Kiki Sugino, a versatile director, producer and actress hailed as a "muse of Asian indie cinema", alongside a selection of groundbreaking feature-length and short films from Europe, the United States and Singapore.
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
Standard $8.00 Singapore Film Society $6.00
- Venue Address
- 155 Middle Road Singapore
Nearest MRT stations: Bras Basah (approx. 5 min walk) and Bugis (approx 10 min walk)