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Silver Arts advocates the meaningful possibilities seniors have in the arts. Organised by the National Arts Council since 2012, Silver Arts is an annual festival dedicated to celebrating seniors and creative ageing. Into its seventh edition, this year’s festival will occur over 4 weeks from 6 to 30 September.

In the film section, there are Silver Short Films and Silver Feature Films:

 

LOVE IN A CONVENIENCE STORE 再爱便利店
Various dates
dir. Png Zhen Yu
2018 | Singapore | Drama | In Mandarin and Hokkien with English and Chinese subtitles |
PG | 15 mins
Commissioned by the National Arts Council for Silver Arts 2018

An elderly couple reignites their romance at an unlikely place – a convenience store. This is a light-hearted drama comedy starring Veteran actors Marcus Chin and Goh Guat Kian.

About the Director
Zhen Yu is a film student from NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media, and has created works such as Reunion Dinner with won Best Editing at 2017 National Youth Film Awards.

NEW BIKE 
Various dates
dir. Kannan Vijayakumar
2018 | Singapore | Drama | In Tamil with English and Chinese subtitles |
PG | 15 mins
Commissioned by the National Arts Council for Silver Arts 2018

Selvam, a jaded 65-year-old retired bank officer feels isolated after scrapping his car which was his only companion. After a few stumbles to fill this void, Selvam finds a new lease of life when he makes the best out of an unlikely birthday present – an electric scooter.

About the Director:
Kannan Vijayakumar has directed, written and creative produced several Mediacorp Vasantham dramas, short films and commercials.

RAMEN TEH 情牵拉面茶
25 Sept, Tues 2pm
GV Suntec City

dir. Eric Khoo
2018 | Singapore, Japan | Drama | In English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese with English and Chinese subtitles | PG | 90 mins

Masato is a young ramen chef in the city of Takasaki in Japan. After the sudden death of his emotionally distant father, he chances upon a red notebook left behind by his Singaporean mother who passed away when he was just ten years old. Acting on a hunch, Masato takes off for Singapore with the notebook, where he discovers that his grandmother Madam Lee is still alive, and that she holds the key to the tender yet turbulent love story of his parents.

THE KID FROM THE BIG APPLE 2: BEFORE WE FORGET
18 Sept, Tu 2pm
GV Suntec City

dir. Jess Teong
2017 | Malaysia | Drama, Comedy | In Mandarin with English and Chinese subtitles | PG | 115 mins

After forming a close bond with his New York-based granddaughter Sarah (as told in well-received prequel The Kid from the Big Apple), Ah Gen (Ti Lung) finds himself up against another obstacle in the way of his and his family’s happily-ever-after. Before We Forget tells the heartwarming story of how Sarah and her family surround Ah Gen with love and support, resolving to face new challenges together bravely.

 

Tickets for the films are priced at $6 and $3 for Senior Citizens (55 and above), available from 16 August.

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