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Fade In/Fade Out: Medium Rare


Sun Oct 29 2017, 1:00pm–3:00pm

Where: Woodlands Regional Library, 900 South Woodlands Drive, Woodlands, Singapore

Restrictions: R16

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: natashabmt

Brought to you by National Library Board and Asian Film Archive.

Journey with us through fantastic worlds of Asian films from the 1960s–2000s in this series of Fade In/Fade Out. From the absurd and laughable to the bizarre and downright grotesque, these stories reflect the power of the human imagination when fears and desires take the form of superstition, deities, mythical creatures and the supernatural.

Admission is free and no registration is required. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. House will open 30 min before the screening time.

Medium Rare (1991, Singapore)
NC16 (some disturbing scenes)/Colour/English/No subtitles/ 8 min/Post-screening panel discussion in English by Toh Hun Ping & Chew Tee Pao
Director: Arthur Smith
Cast: Brenda Bakke, Margaret Chan, Dore Kraus

A journalist develops a bizarre relationship with a medium while dabbling with the mystical. Tragedy unfolds when the characters lose themselves in the bid to harness the supernatural.

Loosely based on the notorious Adrian Lim ritual murders in the early 1980s, Medium Rare is Singapore’s first full-length English language film. Shot in Singapore, it was set in various locales such as the Peranakan house on Tong Watt Road, a house on Mount Pleasant Drive and East Coast Park.

Due to the rating of this film, valid identity document which carries a photo of the bearer with date of birth indicated must be presented for age verification. We will not be able to allow entry without any valid photo identification. Age is based on the birth date and not birth year.

From the Asian Film Archive Collection.

With support from Errol Pang (Derrol Stepenny Production).