We are excited to present to you the second issue of our magazine! We have for you personal essays, film analysis, interviews, a dance interpretation, fiction and poetry.
Month: January 2018
The Goddess: Satyajit Ray and the myth of the Eternal Feminine
Rafaella Britto writes about Devi, the Satyajit Ray movie that explores the relationship between femininity and divinity in a patriarchal society.
A Deusa: Satyajit Ray e o mito do Eterno Feminino
Rafaella Britto escreve sobre Devi, filme de Satyajit Ray que explora a relação entre feminilidade e divindade em uma sociedade patriarcal.
Jagat – A Dialogue about Life
K Balamurugan writes about Tamil cinema in Malaysia, the groundbreaking movie Jagat (2015), and relating to it as a boy growing up in Malaysia of the 1990s.
ஜகாட் – வாழ்க்கையை உரையாடுதல்
கே.பாலமுருகன் மலேசிய தமிழ் சினிமாவையும், ஜகாட் திரைப்படத்தின் தாக்கத்தையும், 1990களின் மலேசியாவில் தனது பால்யத்தையும் தொடர்பு படுத்தி எழுதியுள்ளார்.
Snapshots from SGIFF 2017: Disappearance
Ramchander writes about the Iranian film Disappearance, which won the award for Best Asian Feature at SGIFF 2017.
Snapshots from SGIFF 2017: Malila The Farewell Flower
Ramchander writes about the Thai film Malila The Farewell Flower, one of the films in competition at the Singapore International Film Festival 2017.
Snapshots from SGIFF 2017: Scaffolding
Ramchander writes about the Israeli film Scaffolding, one of the films in competition at the Singapore International Film Festival 2017.
When is an Indian not an Indian?
Aashish Gadhvi examines how Hindi cinema portrays the Indian abroad, and how this has changed over the years.
Interview with Ali Asgari
The World of Apu asked director Ali Asgari a few questions about his movie Disappearance, and his love affair with cinema.
Interview with Matan Yair
The World of Apu interviews Matan Yair, screenwriter and director of Scaffolding.
Interview with Anucha Boonyawatana
A conversation with Anucha Boonyawatana, the director of Malila: The Farewell Flower.
We spoke to Davide Cazzaro, publisher and editor-in-chief of NANG Magazine, and Ben Slater, the guest editor of NANG’s first issue.
The Story of a Film Festival
Ben Slater put together the book 25: Histories and Memories of the Singapore International Film Festival. We speak to him about this book, his experience with SGIFF, and film festivals in general.
In conversation with Wahyuni Hadi
An expansive interview with Ms. Wahyuni Hadi, the Executive Director of the Singapore International Film Festival.
Earth: An interpretation
Maanasa Visweswaran pays tribute to Deepa Mehta’s Earth (1998), a film that continues to resonate with her.
Jayanthi Sankar shares with us film-inspired art work, and a couple of anecdotes.
Brooklyn and Me
Maeve Rafferty writes about Brooklyn the novel and Brooklyn the movie, through the prism of her experience as an Irish immigrant in the US.
Chiriyakhana: A Director’s Failure
Lopamudra wonders why the beloved fictitious Bengali detective Byomkesh Bakshi has never enjoyed a successful transition to cinema.
Chemmeen: The novel and the film
Athiyan writes about his experience of reading a Tamil translation of Chemmeen, the Malayalam novel, and watching Chemmeen, the classic Malayalam movie.
செம்மீன்: நாவலும் திரைப்படமும்
மலையாள நாவல் செம்மீனின் தமிழ் மொழிபெயர்ப்பின் வாசிப்பனுபவத்தையும், மலையாள திரைப்படம் செம்மீன் பார்த்த அனுபவத்தையும், அதியன் இக்கட்டுரையில் விவரிக்கிறார்.
Both Sides Now
Ravi Kiran writes a short story that takes off from where Arrival (2016) left us, and explores Louise’s feelings in the aftermath.
Love and intimacy: On screen and in poetry
Cyril Wong’s exquisite poetry is inspired by the films he’s watched and loved.
Poet in Translation: Kong Long Mao
Chow Teck Seng translates to English Kong Long Mao’s Chinese language poem, inspired by the film Vive L’Amour (1994).
Kong Long Mao writes a poem in Chinese, inspired by the film Vive L’Amour (1994).
Poet in Translation: Gu Xing Xi
Chow Teck Seng translates to English Gu Xing Xi’s Chinese language poem, inspired by the film Farewell My Concubine (1993).
Gu Xing Xi writes a poem in Chinese, inspired by the film Farewell My Concubine (1993).