APPRENTICE

Directed by Boo Junfeng
  • Singapore / 
  • 2016 / 
  • English/Malay with English subtitles / 
  • 96 min
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Screenings

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Venue City State Begins
Asian World Film Festival Los Angeles California October 27, 2016
Palm Springs International Film Festival Palm Springs California January 5, 2017
CAAM Fest (Center for Asian American Media) San Francisco California March 9, 2017
Starz Denver Film Festival Denver Colorado November 2, 2016
Rehoboth Beach Film Festival Rehoboth Beach Delaware November 4, 2016
Hawaii International Film Festival Honolulu Hawaii November 3, 2016
Chicago International Film Festival Chicago Illinois October 13, 2016
St. Louis International Film Festival St. Louis Missouri November 3, 2016
Museum of the Moving Image Astoria New York March 24, 2017
Village East Cinema New York New York March 3, 2017
Cleveland Int'l Film Festival Cleveland Ohio March 29, 2017
Oregon State International Film Festival Corvallis Oregon November 9, 2016
Portland International Film Festival Portland Oregon February 9, 2017
Philadelphia Film Festival Philadelphia Pennsylvania October 20, 2016
3 Rivers Film Festival Pittsburgh Pennsylvania November 19, 2016
Fine Arts Film Festival San Juan Puerto Rico September 29, 2016
Virginia Film Festival Charlottesville Virginia November 3, 2016
"Apprentice is an extremely well researched, very detailed, absorbing trip into a very bleak, untrodden world that impresses all of the way through with its clever story structure, and if you pardon the pun, excellent execution. Highly recommended."
– Paul Heath, The Hollywood News
"[T]here's no question that this Un Certain Regard premiere's directorial flair and thematic complexity...should help further consolidate Boo's own reputation as one of the region's names to watch."
– Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
"Tightly focused and ambitious in its multiple themes..."
– Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily

Synopsis

When ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country's highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman's desire to become the hangman's apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a past that haunts him. Far from being a conventional prison movie, this slow-burning psychological thriller is a "stunning" (Film School Rejects) and "tightly focused and ambitious" (Screen Daily) look at all the lives affected by capital punishment.

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Director Boo Junfeng