Forever Fever, Biking Borders, Luca

Fever Forever (PG13)

95 minutes

Saturday Night Fever (1977), the Hollywood movie this Singapore-made comedy pays homage to – or steals from, in their view – was cited as one of the most disgusting movies of all time. acclamation.

However, few remember the misogyny, rape or suicide parts of the story, a testament to the music of the Bee Gees and the sinuous movements of actor John Travolta. The movie is available on Netflix.

Written and directed by Glen Goei, Forever Fever (1998) was one of the first films in the Singapore cinema revival of the 1990s to find an international distributor and was released in the United States as That The Way I Like It.

Unlike its American inspiration, the local version, which features much of Singlish and Adrian Pang’s acting and dance talents as working-class hero Ah Hock, is infectiously light-hearted.

This exhibition, which opens the projector’s pop-up site at Riverside Point, features the 4K version, restored in 2018 by the Asian Film Archive.

Where: Proyector X: Riverside, Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road

MRT: Clarke Quay

When: July 3 and 11, several times

Admission: $ 20 per ticket. Tickets are sold only in pairs and include the loan of Bluetooth audio headphones.

Info: theprojector.sg

Bicycle Borders (PG13)

90 minutes, available on Netflix, 4 stars

Biking Borders is a bittersweet reminder of how travel and exploration used to be before the pandemic. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB OF BICYCLES FRONTERAS

At the beginning of 2018, two Germans, Nono Konopka and Max Jabs, set out with the goal of cycling the 15,000 km distance between Berlin and Beijing.

Novice motorcyclists covered their journey on social media, asking their followers to donate to build a school in Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in Central America.

Moving through the Balkan states, then Turkey, Iran and Central Asia, cyclists experience spectacular views and the kindness and generosity of the locals, but also face bad weather and disease.

This frank and uplifting record of your journey is a bittersweet reminder of how travel and exploration used to be before the pandemic.

Luca (PG)

101 minutes, available on Disney +, 4 stars


Each Luca painting is filled with a painful reminder of a lost time. PHOTO: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

This sweetly nostalgic story born out of a filmmaker’s childhood memories takes familiar Pixar elements, like the idea that leaving home is part of growing up, and turns them into a film aimed at a younger audience, though it should still have. very attractive for older audiences. .

Luca (voiced by Jacob Tremblay) is a shape-shifting, scaly creature living in the waters of the Italian fishing village of Portorosso. His overprotective parents, Lorenzo (Jim Gaffigan) and Daniela (Maya Rudolph), want him to stay away from the surface, inhabited by humans who regard Luca’s people as beasts.

Luca meets Alberto (Jack Dylan Grazer), another young sea creature, but one who makes fun of the tribe’s taboos. He convinces Luca to disembark, where they magically assume the form of human children and embark on an adventure in Portorosso.

Director Enrico Casarosa, a Pixar animator who made his mark with the Oscar-nominated short film La Luna (2012, also available on Disney +), imbues each frame of his debut with a painful reminder of a lost era, when a Vespa meant unlimited. freedom and children played soccer on the cobbled streets.