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Thu Nov 21 2013, 9:30am–10:00pm

Where: Gallery Theatre, National Musem, 93 Stamford Road, Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

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  • Admission: Free


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National Museum of Singapore - Film Restoration School Asia

Film Restoration School Asia is the first Asian edition of the world-renowned Film Restoration Summer School. Hosted by the National Museum of Singapore in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata and Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation, the six-day programme provides film preservation and restoration training through screenings, lectures and practical hands-on lessons.
As part of the National Museum of Singapore Cinémathèque’s efforts to generate greater awareness about film restoration and preservation, selected lectures, talks and screenings of restored films will be opened to the public, conducted by film preservation and restoration experts from around the world.

Admission is free upon registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Restoration Strategies for 16 mm Film
With a Case Study on the Restoration of Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)
Speakers: Davide Pozzi (L’Immagine Ritrovata) and Apichatpong Weerasethakul
(Film Director)
Thu 21 Nov 2013 | 9.30am – 11am

Today, digital technologies enable the restoration of 16 mm film gauges with very positive results in terms of image quality. Film and television archives all over the world preserve 16 mm films. These institutions can now take advantage of a contingent and high-standard workflow that enables proper restoration for presentation on the big screen. This lecture will feature case studies on the digitalisation and restoration of 16 mm films, with a focus on the recently restored Mysterious Object at Noon (2000).

Mysterious Object at Noon was restored in 2013 by the World Cinema Foundation and the Austrian Film Museum. Restoration works were carried out at the Austrian Film Museum, LISTO laboratory in Vienna, Technicolor Ltd. in Bangkok, and Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in close collaboration with the film’s director, Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Panel Discussion

Film Archives in Asia
Panelists: Chalida Uabumrungjit (Thai Film Archive), Benedict Olgado (National Film Archives of the Philippines) and Karen Chan (Asian Film Archive)
Thu 21 Nov 2013 | 11.30am – 1pm

This panel discussion will give a snapshot of the state of film archives in Asia with a look at the history and activities of the Thai Film Archive, National Film Archives of the Philippines and the Asian Film Archive based in Singapore. Panellists will share their organisations’ missions, archival policies and restoration activities. Looking at the intricacies of film archiving and restoration in Asia, the panel will also discuss the challenges faced in the region and how to enable sustainable practices in film preservation and restoration.

Film Screening
Thursday 21 November 2013 | 8pm – 10pm

Mysterious Object at Noon
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
2000 / Thailand / 88 min / DCP / PG
In Thai with English subtitles

On his journey, Apichatpong hears a story which he then asks people to continue as they wish – like a game of Chinese Whispers (or the French Surrealists’ concept of the cadavre exquis or exquisite corpse). The original title, Dokfah Nai Meu Maan, roughly translates as “Heavenly Flower in Devil’s Hand”. The name of that flower, Dokfah, is also the name of the woman who appears in the story-within-a-film as the teacher of a young paraplegic boy.