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2 feature films and 2 short films with participation from Singapore to be screened at the 77th Cannes Film Festival

Singaporean talent will have the chance to shine again at the Cannes Film Festival. Two feature films and two short films made with Singapore’s participation will have their world premiere at the 2024 edition of the festival.

The 77th Cannes Film Festival, which will be held from May 14 to 25, will screen Vietnam and Nam and Mongrel. Mongrel is directed by Singaporean director Chiang Wei Liang and both films are co-produced by Singaporean producer Lai Weijie.

Both films received grants from the Singapore Film Commission (SFC) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), IMDA said in a press release on Thursday (May 2).

Vietnamese director Truong Minh Quy’s Vietnam and Nam will screen in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section, which features films with unusual styles and non-traditional stories.

The drama follows the story of two young miners, Nam and Viet, who embark on a journey to find the remains of Nam’s father.

Meanwhile, Mongrel has been selected for Directors’ Fortnight, a separate section that presents adventure works simultaneously with the main festival.

Also a drama, the film follows Oom, a caretaker who has no roles or formal training, as he chooses between survival and dignity after the mountains become too much for him.

“For years, I have dedicated all my energy and time to this film, and I am excited to finally share it with the world. I hope Mongrel’s selection in Directors’ Fortnight will help this film find an audience around the world,” said director Chiang Wei Liang.