Invisible Essence: The Little Prince
DATE / TIME
26 Oct, Sat
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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This session is in multiple languages
dir. Charles Officer
Canada | 2018 | 91 minutes
French and English with English subtitles
Take a peek into the global legacy of The Little Prince 76 years after its publication, delving into the novel's rich history and the life of its enigmatic author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This film is a cinematic meditation on the essence of humanity, exploring a range of critical perspectives and ideas that illuminate who we have become, what we have learned, and how we exist in the world today.
For this screening, there will be special a post-show reading and sharing by Singapore poet and literary critic Gwee Li Sui. Featuring his translated work—a Singlish translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince! The Leeter Tunku—published in Germany earlier this year. Come hear Gwee read from, and share about, this world’s beloved novella in Singapore’s own beloved language!
This film is co-presented with The Projector.
Gwee Li Sui
Gwee Li Sui wrote Singapore’s first long-form graphic novel in English, Myth of the Stone, in 1993 and has six volumes of poetry to date. His latest titles are Death Wish, Spiaking Singlish: A Companion to How Singaporeans Communicate, and The Leeter Tunku, a Singlish translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. A familiar name in Singapore’s cultural scene, Gwee has also edited several acclaimed literary anthologies and written and lectured on a range of subjects.Gwee Li Sui is featured in the following SWF event(s):