Milla and her boyfriend Leo are teens living on the fringes in a grey town on the English Channel. Theyve started a damp but cozy home in an abandoned house, and even though times are hard with no work opportunities, the two are happy and their offbeat personalities are harmonious. When Leo takes a job on a fishing boat and Milla becomes pregnant, the two become swept away in a tide of upheaval, and everything changes suddenly. A love to live, a life to invent, a life to hold on to, always, no matter what.
The film programme for SIFA 2018, curated by the Asian Film Archive, features an international selection of exceptional new works celebrating independent voices across the world. From the adversity of fictive or real-life icons to the positions of the marginalised, the constellation of films hopes to respond to the general sentiment of the festival programming with ideas revolving around the notion of resistance and the experience of the individual.
Continuing the trend from past SIFA film programmes, this individualism can also be experienced and translated on screen through the singular visions embodied by the filmmakers. Valuing the ingenious and the risk-taking in cinema, Singular Screens hopes not only to be diverse in representation but bold in putting together its palette of cinematic adventures. Whether as illustrations of resilience, peculiarity or the extraordinary, the films and their characters will continue to project imagined futures and aspire for alternate possibilities amid larger circumstances.