Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on April 2012

Courtesy of Sintok Singapore Film Festival 2012

“Sintok” means “Sin”gapore + “Tok”yo, and began in 2009 to showcase the increasing number of Singapore films making an international splash. This year, Sintok features a special screening of the works of noted director Royston Tan, whose quirky musical-comedy 881 made a splash in Japan in 2008. Documentaries, dramas, comedies, and art films by directors of Chinese, Malay and Indian origins will be shown, highlighting a burgeoning film industry with a different vibe than nearby Hong Kong’s better-known directors.

Cinemart Roppongi, May 12-20 (listing).