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Movies galore at this film festival and open air cinema

Get excited about these movies and films in the month ahead. Whether it be a trip to the cinema or an evening out to the beach or art gallery, gather your friends and family and set a date to catch them.

In Cinemas

Pirates of the Carribean captain salazar
Meet the malicious Captain Salazar

Pirates of the Carribean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales (3D)

The latest instalment of the Pirates series sees Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) pursued by an old enemy, Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), who, along with his crew of ghost pirates, has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Opens 25 May.

King Arthur movie
Go on a journey with King Arthur

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, this epic fantasy-action- adventure is Guy Ritchie’s iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he’s forced to acknowledge his true legacy, whether he likes it or not. Opens 18 May at Golden Village Cinemas.

 

Outdoors

Sunset cinema
Enjoy an outdoor cinema experience

New, open-air, silent cinema event Sunset Cinema hits Tanjong Beach (120 Tanjong Beach Walk) this month, taking place over two weekends (5 to 7 May and 12 to 14 May) with a line-up that includes acclaimed films Jackie, Arrival, Lion, The Founder, A United Kingdom and Captain Fantastic.

Cinema-goers can head over at 5pm to enjoy pre-movie nibbles and drinks, and tropical vibes set to a live DJ set, before taking their seats on deck chairs for the 7.30pm film screenings. And, about that “silent” part? Sunset Cinema will issue guests wireless, noise- cancelling headphones for a more immersive experience. For tickets and more details, visit sunsetcinema.com.sg.

Film Festival

The Dragon’s Spell film
Catch The Dragon’s Spell with the kids

The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) returns for its 27th edition from 11 to 21 May, taking place for the first time at National Gallery Singapore. Featuring a line-up of 27 feature films from 19 different countries, the EUFF gives Singapore audiences the opportunity to experience European creativity and diversity through a selection of recent dramas, thrillers, comedies and animated movies, many of which have not received commercial screenings outside of Europe.

In addition to the festival’s opening film, Tschick (2016), a coming-of-age German dramedy, other highlights include Dutch film Beyond Sleep (2016), Problemski Hotel (2015) from Belgium, and English-language, Italian romantic drama The Correspondence, featuring Jeremy Irons and Russian actress-model Olga Kurylenko. There will also be family-friendly films, including The Dragon’s Spell (2016), an animated, English-language feature from the Ukraine, and Austrian family drama, Brothers of The Wind (2015).

Tickets from Sistic. fb.com/euffsg

 

This article first appeared in the May 2017 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase a copy or subscribe so you never miss an issue!

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