Tony Manero (the first of a trilogy of films by Chilean director, Pablo Larraín, scheduled for screening at The O.P.E.N.), and A German Youth by Jean-Gabriel Périot, have both been withdrawn from the O.P.E.N., the pre-festival event of the 2015 Singapore International Festival of Arts.
The planned first screening of A German Youth on 24th June 2015 (tonight at 7.30pm) will be substituted by additional screening of Pablo Larraín’s Post Mortem. The planned second screening on 27th June 2015 at 3pm will be replaced by João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata’s The Last Time I Saw Macao.
The other two films by Pablo Larraín at The O.P.E.N. were Post Mortem, and NO.
“Singapore International Festival of Arts believes in respecting the integrity of the director’s vision and craft. We will not screen a film with edits. Sadly our audience will have to see these films abroad.” Festival Director, Ong Keng Sen, said in a statement announcing the withdrawal.