Local filmmaker, writer and director, Boo Jun Feng has done it again with his latest installment, Apprentice. The President’s Young Talent Award recipient is back after his previous featured film, The Sandcastle.
The special feature was screened exclusively by the Singapore Film Society last Saturday at Suntec City followed by a “Q and A” session with the director himself. The local film was no stranger to the world of cinema. Earlier this year, it was screened at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival with the generous support by the Media Development Authority.
A thrilling and emotional film that touches on the controversial subject matter of the death penalty by hanging. His films usually reflects the Singaporean identity, a personal trait among his previous works. He portrays them in a subtle manner for general public.
The time and sweat spent in making the film was impressive. The prison scenes were mostly done in Australia, which was not prominent until the credits was shown. It was interesting to listen to the crude Singlish humour through out the film.
I would recommend this film as I am fan of his short films. My Favourite would be Keluar Baris. The film is rated M18 due to the coarse language and subject matter.