Lizard On The Wall is the much-awaited, completed film of an exciting mode of movie-making pioneered by SIFA with the audiences of The O.P.E.N., our pre-festival of ideas. Edited (the hallmark of cinema) into a full film, this is a risky undertaking that harnesses the spontaneity of live performance and introduces unknown stars drawn directly from our audiences! Hot out of the editing suite, Lizard On The Wall, the latest Singapore film from prolific film-maker K. Rajagopal and Fran Borgia of Akanga Film Asia was shot in July 2017.
The film presents the wedding banquet of Amrit in the family house, beginning with a festive celebration of song and dance. The events of the day then take a turn when embarrassing secrets come to light, and guests are made to confront the shameful truths of a double life. High drama set against a colourful backdrop, Lizard On The Wall is also an inventive take on interactive performance, showing the SIFA audience vividly in a new Singapore film.
This red-carpet gala of Lizard On The Wall is, for once, intended for the film's supernumeraries. Come in the same costume that you wore during the shoot and see yourself on film – be recognised!
For those who missed starring in the film, enjoy the fruits of labour of hundreds of artists from the film set. As the closing event for SIFA 2017, the red-carpet gala of Lizard On The Wall is a fitting closure to the tenure of Founding Festival Director Ong Keng Sen and his amazing team, who have brought you innovation as well as artistic risks in the last four years. Come bid them farewell over a glass of bubbly!