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Catch Jacky Cheung's New Movie and More, This Week

Events - 05 April 2010 9:14 AM | Updated 16 September 2010

Catch Jacky Cheung's New Movie and More, This Week

We bring you the top 5 must-catch events happening this week. Miss them at your own peril!


1. Kick of the week with two acclaimed international film festivals!

Australian Film Festival

2010 marks the 12th annual showcase of contemporary Australian films from internationally-acclaimed directors, producers and actors. This year, the film festival will feature a sport and recreation themed line up of acclaimed Australian films to mark Singapore’s hosting of the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games,.

Films include Love the Beast, Cracker Jack, Razzle Dazzle and Year of the Dogs, among ohers.

Until Tuesday, at GV Grand. Tickets at $10.


Hong Kong Film Festival

The festival will open with Crossing Hennessy, a romantic comedy starring Jacky Cheung and Tang Wei. Other films include the award winning features KJ: Music & Life and The Way We Are, iconic animation McDull Kung Fu Kindergarten and crime thriller Black Ransom. The festival will close with Prince of Tears, Hong Kong’s Oscar entry to the foreign film category.

April 8-11, at Cinema Europa, GV VivoCity. Tickets at $10.

2. 25th Year of Theatreworks Celebrations

In its 25th year, Singapore’s longest running theatre company looks towards the future by first reembracing what is home with the Friends Season – Tenderness For The Future. The Friends Season starts off with a New Media Exhibition which is a dynamic visual journey through the company’s 25 years.

Until May 1, at Mohammed Sultan. Tickets at $20.

3. Bear and Chicken get Ready for School

Bear and Chicken are back! They are getting ready to go to a new school. But moving from their familiar school to a new one is scary. Together Bear and Chicken decide to join the Circus. This play illustrates how sometimes our fears can be blown out of proportion but with a good friend at your side; you can overcome a potentially daunting situation like the first day of school, and even make it fun.

Until April 10, at the DBS Arts Centre. Tickets from $19 (weekdays) to $22 (weekends).

4. I Am A Kampung Boy Exhibition

On the surface, Zak Yeo Zhixiong 's kitschy renderings of collective memories specific to his generation serves to create a vibrant, surrealistic world that doesn't take itself too seriously. Underlying the imagery is the struggle to reconcile and understand where we have come from and where we are going.

Read our feature on Zak here.

Until April 28, at fill your walls gallery, Tanjong Pagar. Free admission.

5.The World On Her Knees Book Launch

Join husband and wife team, writer R. Chandran and illustrator Amy J. Cheng, as they share with you the world of a little girl, who has yet learn to stand and wonders what the view is like from way up where her parents are, but is suddenly entrusted with a hero’s task.

Tuesday only, at EARSHOT at the Arts House. Free admission.

For more events on this week, go here.