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The Heart of Singapore at the Berlin Embassy

The innovative film which creates ‘love letters’ on screen

June 20th, 2017
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Between the 17 and the 19 of May 2017, Berlin hosted the ASEAN Film Week. In order to celebrate this occasion, the Singaporean Embassy put on a screening of ‘7 Letters’, one of the most acclaimed and significant movies that enables the viewers to discover the multiple sides of Singapore’s.

Between the 17 and the 19 of May 2017, Berlin hosted the ASEAN Film Week. In order to celebrate this occasion, the Singaporean Embassy put on a screening of ‘7 Letters’, one of the most acclaimed and significant movies that enables the viewers to discover the multiple sides of Singapore’s.

The purpose of the Embassy was to use the film screen as a tool of understanding of the various backgrounds as well as its traditions and lives of Singapore. In fact, what is unique about ‘7 Letters’ is that the plot does not focus on a main character or two, but there are several different protagonists.

More specifically, the film shows the existence of different people, as it has been directed by seven of Singapore’s most illustrious directors, including Eric Khoo, Tan Pin Pin and Kelvin Tong. Watching ‘Seven Letter’ would constitute therefore an exceptional glimpse into their personal childhood memories and other remarkable moments of their lives.

In addition, the film shows authentic Singaporean life in a direct and disheartening way. ‘7 Letters’ has no big star, nor action scenes, but has one central idea: to create a nostalgic feeling and to jump inside the mind of the viewer.

As a result, people can see only small, exclusive and very personal memories of the seven directors. What goes out from an ambitious project like this is that the audience will have the real impression to be next to the people acting on the screen, creating what can be called ‘a collection of love letters’, full of the sweetest and best memories of one’s existence.

Awarded and recommended by many film criticists, the film was screened for the first time in 2015, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Singapore's independence. The screening took place in Haus Ungarn in Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 9, in Berlin.


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Alessia Salzano, Berlin Global