Ossu guys! Last sunday on 11 September is the last day of the Singapore Design Film Festival. The Festival was started by Anonymous design studio in 2010 in Singapore and have travelled to other big cities in the past years. This year there are 8 movies, Crazy About Tiffany’s, We Are X, In Pursuit of Silence, Jheronimus Bosch, Original Copy, The First Monday In May, The Happy Film, and Yohji Yamamoto | Dressmaker. I bought the ticket for The First Monday In May and Yohji Yamamoto, I wished I could watched all 8 movies.
The first film that I watched was Yohji Yamamoto | Dressmaker, the film shows how Yohji opens up to share the values he held that shapes his life and work. This film shows what kind of person Yohji Yamamoto is, he also shares some of his personal past live that influence him to be a designer. There are also interviews with his family, friends, employees, and people who are close to him that reveals what kind of person he is. It was very interesting to see how he really is, and he is a really great inspiration for young designers.
The second film was The First Monday In May, this film is the documentary of following the curator Andrew Bolton and Gala co-chair Anna Wintour in the 8 months before the China: Through The Looking Glass exhibition and the 2015 Met Gala. They show how they plan the exhibition and the Gala through rushed process, how every single thing was taken into account and considered to the very detail.
Both of the film was very interesting and I learned and see a lot through them. I can say that my favourite from the two is The First Monday In May, because it shows more about the work and how the people arrange and build the exhibition and the Gala that turns out really amazing. Well, that’s it for this post, see you guys in the next post!