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The Keppel Latin American Film Festival (KLAFF) is back this year. This exciting annual film festival organized by the Resident Embassies in Singapore of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela is sponsored by Keppel Offshore & Marine as well as Viña Concha y Toro. The festival has been hosted in Singapore since 2012.
KLAFF 2017. Photo courtesy of The Keppel Latin American Film Festival
We give you five reasons to attend the screening of this film festival:
Immerse yourself in the Latin American cultures, idiosyncrasies, and sense of humor Come join the Latin American community in Singapore as the festival celebrate the imagination and creativity of some of the region's most important film personalities. You may get a chance to meet the film directors, producers and casts. You may even make new Spanish speaking friends.
It offers moviegoers a different perspective
This festival brings Latin American movies to Singapore shores. It shows you their arts and cultures and environments of these countries.
Most films screened at local cinemas are often made in Hollywood and Bollywood. Of course, there are Korean, Japanese, Chinese and European films screened across the island alongside a few local films. It is an alternative to Hollywood blockbusters and offers films which deal with human emotions, poverty, and some other social issues.
You can also find Singapore talents in one of the films Rosado Furia (Costa Rica) features Singaporean artists and is shot in Singapore.
It's completely free of charge Come half an hour before the screening and get a ticket to watch any of the films screened this week at the Auditorium of the National Gallery of Singapore.
Get a free ticket to enter National Gallery too Any moviegoer can also visit all exhibitions at the gallery for free by showing the free pass to the gallery staff. Usually, the gallery only offers free entry to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents. Normal admission tickets are sold at $20 per adult.