Taking a break from the dramatic Singapore General Election 2011, we accepted an invitation to the official opening of the 21st European Union Film Festival which hosted the premiere of Hungarian film, Team Building at Golden Village VivoCity on 5th May.
Team Building looks at the curious development of capitalist Hungary through the twisted logic of Western team building techniques. Staff of a multinational company come together for a team building exercise with unexpected results. The colourful events of the weekend – memorable and humiliating – are recorded through the lens of Péter, the cameraman, and are played back at the end.
The film is based on a story director Réka Almási heard from a friend about a strange team building exercise where employees were encouraged to destroy an old coffee machine, an event that became a collective smashing ritual, metaphoric of frustrations not only in them but within society as a whole.
Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo was the Guest-of-Honour. Eric Khoo's (last from left in the photo) first animated film “Tatsumi”, a 94-minute film is a story based on the life and short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a mangaka known for his gekiga style of alternate Japanese manga will be shown in theatres after May.
This year's film festival will showcase 18 films ranging from drama, action to animation. They offer intimate insights, quirky perspectives, romantic musings, and breathtaking panoramas of the landscape, life and culture in Europe.
Below is the schedule of the movies that will be screening in Golden Village VivoCity from 5 to 15 May 2011. As there is only one special screening for each movie, purchase your tickets early so as to get better seats in theatres. Do not miss this opportunity to experience the variety of European movies!
GV Movie Club members will get to enjoy $1 discount off the European Film Festival 2011 tickets and double their chances of winning a pair of Finnair tickets to Hungary!
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