Issue 115 | Oct-Dec 2018

Inaugural Mexican Film Festival

Mexican Film enthusiasts flocked to the Shaw Foundation Alumni House for this year's Mexican Film Festival, organised for the first time by NUS Alumni Relations in partnership with the Embassy of Mexico in Singapore and The Projector.

From left: Mr Roberto Sneider; Ms Patricia Martinez de Velazquez, Director of Between Us; His Excellency Nathan Wolf; and Ms Florence Neo (Arts and Social Sciences ’93), Deputy Director of NUS Alumni Relations.

Apart from the screening of three acclaimed films – The Kids Are Back, Finders Keepers and Verónica – there was a special screening of award-winning film, You’re Killing Me Susana, on the opening night. More than 950 alumni, students, staff and guests attended the Festival, which was held from 11 to 13 June.

The Festival was graced by the Ambassador of Mexico in Singapore, His Excellency Nathan Wolf, and director of You’re Killing Me Susana, Mr Roberto Sneider. Guests enjoyed the sharing session moderated by Mr Jeremy Sim, Managing Partner of Aurora Media. At the session, Mr Sneider shared his insights and interesting encounters in the making of the film.

Each night of the Festival presented guests with chances to win attractive prizes for lucky draws. These prizes included bottles of tequila, sponsored by La Maison du Whiskey; and exquisite Artist Books of prominent Mexican painter Diego Rivera, sponsored by the Embassy of Mexico in Singapore.

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