Jean Renoir’s "The river" to open film retrospective "When Strangers meet: Visions of Asia and Europe in Film"
To celebrate its 15th birthday, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) offers the public "When Strangers meet: Visions of Asia and Europe in Film", a retrospective curated by the Cinémathèque of the National Museum of Singapore, that shows how Asians and Europeans have viewed one another through the prism of film. By focusing on narratives built around cross-cultural events, filmmakers of different generations and backgrounds not only express their personal insights of different peoples and cultures, but also influence perceptions of other countries among audiences.
The series feature films and short films to be screened betweeen 18 May and 3 June range from black-and-white movies of the 1950s to contemporary experimental productions. The selections may also show us how the history of filmmaking across Asia and Europe has benefited from mutual stylistic influences and reciprocal aesthetic values.
Dates: from 18 May to 3 June 2012
Venue: National Museum of Singapore