If you have 2 hours to spare over the next 5 days, go and watch 7 Letters. In fact, even if you don’t have 2 hours to spare, try and squeeze 2 hours to catch this movie as this is the best made in Singapore movie I have seen in a long long time. I’m hoping to catch it again before it closes.
Photo from Channel News Asia website
7 letters truly speaks from the heart about what it means to be Singaporean. Each of the 7 short films blends together the right amount of history, human connections and reflections. The stories are crafted with engaging characters, weaved together with great cinematography and topped with uniquely Singaporean dialogue.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers so will just share one line about each of the 7.
Eric Khoo kick started the anthology with a haunting piece built on a beautiful song. Jack Neo surprised with a humourous story set in a kampung. K Rajagopal showed what the choices we make mean. Royston Tan used a Dick Lee song to illustrate the connections we make. Tan Pin Pin captured the essence of the relationship between Singapore and Malaysia. Boo Junfeng draw a beautiful picture of one man’s journey to look up a friend. Kelvin Tong finished with a powerful reminder of what we have lost.
As the final film came to a climax, I found tears running down my face. Even though the scene was not particularly sad, I could not stop myself from crying. I felt like I had gone back in time to a Singapore that feels so familiar and right. It made me sad to know that we are slowly losing the Singapore spirit that was captured in these films. I really hope that more people catch these films as they are really extremely good. Really glad that they managed to secure these public screenings as the premiere at Capitol Theatre and SG50 weekend screenings at National Museum were completely sold out.
Don’t miss this chance to capture one of the finest things to come out of the SG50 celebrations. The film’s last show will be on 26 August so buy your tickets on the GV website today!