What does a dish of curry fish head mean to you? The National Museum's Young Cinema programme returns for another edition, this time featuring a selection of animated short films about the meaningful stories to be found in treasured objects and landscapes. Come enjoy the films with your family and relax on our cosy beanbags together!
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays | 10am – 12pm & 2pm – 6pm Hari Raya Special: 5 Jun | 10am – 12pm & 2pm – 6pm The Salon, Level 1 | Free | Age 6+
Featured films include:
1) Curry Fish Head (2014): Follow the story of a girl in an ever-changing landscape of Singapore from the late 1960s to present day.
2) The Violin (2015): A young boy receives an old violin as a gift from a foreign trader. Throughout the film, the violin graces the different stages of Singapore – both figuratively and literally – as we see a young nation's landscape evolve from the bustling 1930s to the dark days of the Japanese Occupation, followed by the sweeping political changes that lead to its independence and finally, to present day.
3) Erhu (2019): This 5-min short film takes viewers back to the days of colonial Singapore in the mid-1800s, when emigrants arrived in droves after Singapore became a free port. The story follows the life of a Chinese coolie and erhu player, and how his beloved instrument saved his life after an ill-fated accident.
4) One Small Step (2018): This is the story of Luna, a Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut.
5) Negative Space (2017): Even though Sam's father is hardly ever home because he is often away on business trips, he is able to connect with his son by teaching him how to pack a suitcase.
6) Lost & Found (2018): A clumsy crochet dinosaur must unravel itself to save the love of its life.
Young Cinema 2019 is co-curated by NMS and Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF).