On the set of a horror film with artistic pretensions by a great European auteur, the beautiful Hollywood actress Mabel plays a blind woman and Rosenthal, an actor with real life facial deformity, is the man with a unique face with whom she falls in love. As their onscreen characters embark on a twisted and tragic romance in the hands of the director, Mabel and Rosenthal develop a special relationship off-camera as they challenge each other to grow as individuals.
Singular Screens, the film programme curated by the Asian Film Archive (AFA) for Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019 (SIFA), features an international selection of Singapore premieres celebrating independent and singular visions from Singapore and around the world. Valuing the ingenious and the risk-taking in cinema, Singular Screens is diverse in representation and bold in putting together its palette of cinematic adventures. Screenings will be held at the Screening Room at SIFA’s Festival House and Oldham Theatre.