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Original Copy follows the life of Sheikh Rehman, Mumbai's last film- poster painter.
One More Time With Feeling.
From Sept 7, Oliver Chong will inhabit a small wooden house on Marina Bay Sands event plaza (above) for five days.
Tomato and burrata tartin.
Chng Seok Tin.

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BT writers' picks of what to see, do or talk about
Sep 2, 2016 5:50 AM



A Design Film Festival 2016

A Design Film Festival - the popular tribute to design through film - is back with its sixth edition.

Out of over 130 submissions, eight films were selected to reflect the zeitgeist of the design landscape.

The films cover a range of design fields: fashion, jewellery, sound, art, painting, graphic design, social design and visual rock.

Five of the films will be screened for the first time in Asia. One of them is Original Copy, which follows the life of Sheikh Rehman, Mumbai's last film-poster painter. His studio is run in the old masters style behind the screen of an old Hindi film cinema.

Fans of Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto will not want to miss the film, Yohji Yamamoto | Dressmaker, which takes an intimate look at one of fashion's most revered stalwarts.

For the first time ever, selected films from A Design Film Festival will be made available online to rent for S$10 or buy for S$20, on the same day as the festival opening on Sept 3.

By Tay Suan Chiang

  • A Design Film Festival 2016 takes place on Sept 3 and 4 at Capitol Theatre and from Sept 9-11 at Shaw Theatres LIDO. Tickets are available online at at S$15 each


One More Time With Feeling

CULT Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave launches his new album Skeleton Tree next week with a one-off screening of the documentary One More Time With Feeling.

Directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2007), the full-length feature documents the recording of Cave's 16th studio effort with his band The Bad Seeds.

The album was made against the backdrop of tragedy - one of Cave's twin sons, Arthur, died suddenly last summer when he fell off a cliff after taking a dose of LSD.

One More Time With Feeling will give fans the chance to listen to Skeleton Tree for the first time as the cameras capture the band at work in the studio and performing tracks off it.

Accompanied by Cave's narration and improvised rumination, the film also attempts to capture an artiste finding his way through the darkness.

It will screen in over 650 cinemas across the world on Sept 8, followed by the release of Skeleton Tree the next day.

By Dylan Tan

  • One More Time With Feeling screens exclusively at The Projector on Sept 8 at 8pm. For ticketing info, check


Time Between Us by Fernando Rubio, with Oliver Chong

FROM Sept 7, Oliver Chong will inhabit a small wooden house on Marina Bay Sands event plaza for five days. He will play a man who is "taking a vacation from himself", as the actor put it.

As this man attempts to forget his name and be another person, the audience can come and go as they please to see what he might be doing at any moment. The 108-hour-long theatre piece, created by leading Argentinian dramatist Fernando Rubio, allows the audience to watch his progress over the five days and draw a narrative from that.

Admission is free - however, there are events taking place from 5.45pm to around 10pm. Chong will be visited by a different person each time and given a gift to fuel his performance. Chong himself does not know what the gift will be, and will respond in character. Though it would be impossible to watch the play for five days, Time Between Us asks the audience to invest their own experiences and imagination to make up for what they do not hear or see in the play.

The work is part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts.

By Helmi Yusof

  • Time Between Us runs from Sept 7, 10am, to Sept 11, 10.30pm. Admission is free whenever the house is open. However, the events taking place from 5.45pm to approximately 10pm daily are ticketed. One must purchase a S$10 ticket through Sistic and then register one's name for the event one wishes to attend, as space in the wooden house is limited.


13% Gastro Wine Killiney

FANS of the wine-pairing bar 13% Gastro Wine at Aliwal Street now have another watering hole to check out - the newly-opened 13% Gastro Wine Killiney.

13% Gastro Wine Killiney will have a vertical garden outdoor area, and like its original outlet, is located on the second floor of a shophouse with an eight-metre mosaic bar and private wine room.

The modern European menu will also be designed by Belgian chef Geoffrey Weckx, with things like gougeres (a three-cheese puff pastry), pizzas, and the restaurant's signature tomato and burrata tartin.

Pairings with its extensive wine selection will be handled by sommelier Bruno Vaillant, a wine connoisseur from France.

By Rachel Loi

  • 13% Gastro Wine Killiney is located at 117A Killiney Road. Opening hours are from Tues to Sat, 5pm till late. Call 6694 4708 or visit for more information


Arts Beyond Sight

POP in for 30 minutes and feel the works of Singaporean artist Chng Seok Tin in the dark - using all your senses except for sight. You will be guided by professionally trained visually impaired facilitators, as you touch, hear, smell and taste your way through four sections in the exhibition.

Arts Beyond Sight by Dialogue In The Dark Malaysia, part of this year's CausewayExchange (CEX) festival in Singapore, gives visitors the unique opportunity to explore art on a deeper and far more intense level than they've done before. The festival runs from Sept 1-13 and this year's event focuses on art therapy and healing.

Co-organised by DMR Productions and The RICE Company Ltd, festival shows will be held at various venues across Singapore such as the Malay Heritage Centre, 10 Square @ Orchard Central, the Pavilion @ Far East Square, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Suntec Singapore and Alexandra Hospital.

By Cheah Ui-Hoon

  • Arts Beyond Sight will be held at The Crescent, Suntec Singapore Level 2, from Sept 2-8, 12pm-2pm and 6pm-7pm. Donations are S$10 per entry (walk-in). Group bookings are also available for up to 40 persons, at S$300 donation. Proceeds of this show are channelled towards CEX's Arts and Healing  programmes. List of events and ticketing for CEX are available from: