IWP Cinematheque: 12 Storeys presented by Amanda Lee Koe (Singapore)

Cinematheque
Sep 11 2013 - 7:00pm
Rm 109 of the English Philosophy Building, 251 W. Iowa Ave
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This week Amanda Lee Coe (Singapore) will present 12 Storeys (Shi Er Lou). A humorous look at the darker side of Singapore, it is a chronicle of life in a large apartment block. The film begins on an early morning when a man quietly leaps from a 12-story apartment building while a radio cheerfully blares about the greatness of his native island.

Read about the Singaporean film scene.

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