You don't even have to fork out a cent

  • By SG Staff
  • | Oct 30, 2017

The embassies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela have joined forces—to bring to our screens the fifth edition of the Keppel Latin American Film Festival.

The festival takes place across Dec 7-10, screening 10 films of various genres at the National Gallery Singapore. The films have been specially selected to show different sides of Latin American culture. Contigo Pan y Cebolla (Cuba) is a comedy centered on a Cuban family’s purchase of a fridge in the 50s; The Strength of the Ball (Panama) documents the struggle, amid local gang problems, to make it to the national soccer team; and Good Day, Ramon (Mexico) is bound to be a hit, with its heart-warming tale of a young man’s journey immigrating to Germany and finding a place he can call home.

Interestingly enough, there’s even a film… of Singapore. Rosado Furia (Costa Rica) was directed by Nicolas Pacheco from San Jose, but otherwise is shot entirely in English, in Singapore, with an all-Singaporean cast. Confused? We were too, but check out the trailer below before you decide on giving it a miss.

Admission is completely free, with complimentary tickets distributed 30 minutes before each film session. We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: It’s a good time to be a film lover in Singapore.


The Keppel Latin American Film Festival takes place Dec 7-10 at the National Gallery Singapore. More on the film schedule here