[READ! Fest 2018] Where Happiness Lives - Kolumpo

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults, Educators/Parents
  • Category: Arts, Other Happenings
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Wed, 18 Jul, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (GMT+8)

National Library

Level 16 - The Pod

100 Victoria Street National Library Board

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  • Language: English
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A film by Bront Palarae, Sheikh Munasar, and Rozi Izma
2013, 92 mins, Malaysia
In Malay, Cantonese and English with English subtitles
PG-13 (Some Mature Content)

Kolumpo is an anthology film of three multilingual short stories that take place in the city of Kuala Lumpur. An Indian immigrant worker  arrives in town for a new job in a company, only to find it has already gone bust. A Single Chinese woman who shuns calls from her mother finds herself spending a whole afternoon helping a senile old lady find her way home. A young Malay man misses the last train home after an encounter with a pretty stranger who seeks his company to nurse her heartbreak.

There will be a Q&A session with Sheikh Munasar, one of the directors of Kolumpo, after the screening.

Suitable for 18 years and above. 
Free admission. Registration required.
For access to the POD, proceed to the lift lobby opposite the information counter at Level 1. 

[Translation in Malay]
Sebuah filem oleh Bront Palarae, Sheikh Munasar dan Rozi Izma
(2013, 92 minit, Malaysia)
Dalam bahasa Melayu, Kantonis dan Inggeris dengan sari kata Inggeris

Kolumpo merupakan sebuah filem antologi yang memuatkan tiga cerita pendek berbilang bahasa bertempat di pusat bandar Kuala Lumpur. Seorang pendatang dari India tiba di bandar hanya untuk mengetahui bahawa syarikat yang menawarkannya pekerjaan telah jatuh bankrap. Seorang wanita Cina yang sentiasa menghindari panggilan telefon dari ibunya mendapati dirinya menghabiskan waktu petang membantu seorang wanita tua yang nyanyuk mencari jalan pulang. Seorang pemuda Melayu terlepas kereta api terakhir untuk pulang selepas berjumpa seorang wanita cantik yang meminta beliau menemaninya untuk mengubati luka di hatinya.


Where Happiness Lives showcases a special selection of feature films and documentaries, in collaboration with the Asian Film Archive. Premiering in Singapore, these cinematic stories depict honest experiences of journeys and discoveries of aspiration, hope, and happiness in personal ways. 

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