Singapore Cult & Underground Film Festival has announced their official film selections for 2018. Starting the SCUFF is Have A Nice Day, a groundbreaking Chinese animation that has won the prestigious Golden Horse Award for Best Animation Feature for 2017. The selection also includes two highly acclaimed horror films from the USA and Australia. A free screening of classic Yakuza gem from the 70s, Wandering Ginza Butterfly, is also included.
HAVE A NICE DAY
Director: Liu Jian
China / 2017 / Animation, Crime, Comedy / Mandarin with Eng Subs / 77 minutes
Rating: PG13 (Some coarse language)
23 February, Friday 8:00 pm
This is a story about money. The real protagonist of Have A Nice Day is a bag of cash and all the characters and plots are circled around it. Xiao Zhang, a driver, is about to get married, but his fiancée called off the wedding because she failed in a recent plastic surgery.
Trying to save his marriage, Xiao Zhang decides to rob his boss, and everything goes terribly wrong after the robbery. Xiao Zhang, as passive as his personality, is taken from place to place, just like that bag of cash. Facing desire, deception, anger, violence, terror, and desperation, what could Xiao Zhang do if he wants to keep money and change his life?
WANDERING GINZA BUTTERFLY
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Japan / 1972 / Action, Drama / Japanese with Eng Subs / 95 minutes
Rating: M18 (Sexual scenes)
24 February, Saturday 6:00 pm
Gang leader Nami (cult film legend Meiko Kaji) kills a member of a yakuza group and goes away to prison. Upon her release three years later, she s a shamed woman confined to living in the shadowy world of sex clubs and street gangs. She returns to the city to live with her uncle, a billiard-hall owner, and after befriending pimp, she gets a job working at a hostess club in the chic Ginza neighborhood, where the expensive shops and neon lights conceal a dark world of crime and sexual slavery.
But when a rival gang attempts to muscle in on the club, Nami becomes enmeshed in a violent struggle that forces her to wield a skilled pool cue to defend her uncle's business, and eventually a short sword to wreak bloody vengeance upon her enemies.
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