In this week’s line-up: Doctors in action and South Korean intrigue
Doctors Without Borders Film Festival
Nov 6 – Nov 8
The Doctors Without Borders Film Festival returns to Singapore for its third edition, offering audiences an insight into aid workers in action and the realities faced by vulnerable populations around the world.
Organised by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), three documentaries will be screened virtually from Nov 6 to Nov 8: Diaries from the Field is set against the backdrop of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh and follows the head of MSF’s emergency response there, Restoring Dignity offers a glimpse into the lives of noma disease survivors and follows their struggles and achievements over the course of a year and Panorama — Ebola Frontline follows MSF doctors and nurses for one month in an Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun, Sierra Leone.
Each screening experience will be accompanied by live sharing and Q&A sessions from Doctors Without Borders’ field workers, where they will talk about their first-hand experiences in the face of crises.
Attend the virtual film festival at www.doctorswithoutbordersfilmfest.com.
IN THEATRES NOW
With cinemas back in business, enjoy two action-packed South Korean films arriving at Shaw Theatres this month.
The Golden Holiday
(Action, Comedy) Opens Oct 22
A laid-back countryside detective Byung-soo takes his family to the Philippines for his 10th wedding anniversary. Unknown to them, however, he is there to track down his old friend Yongbae, who scammed him and escaped a few years ago.
In Manila, Byung-soo finds Yong-bae in prison for murder, and discovers a plot surrounding a pile of gold. Swayed by a share of the riches that Yong-bae offers, Byung-soo suddenly becomes embroiled in the case.
(Action) Opens Oct 15
After the fall of King Gwanghae, Joseon’s greatest swordsman and royal guard Tae-yul is forced into hiding. In the meantime, Joseon is caught between Qing and Ming dynasties’ conflict, and is at the mercy of Qing’s envoy and slave trader Kurutai’s ridiculous demands.
As the population suffers, Tae-yul’s daughter is taken away as a tribute to Qing. The swordsman has no choice but to come out of hiding, unsheathe his sword and face the Qing foes in order to bring his daughter back home.