Architectural photographer and filmmaker Kevin Siyuan has released a short film showcasing buildings by world-famous architects built around Singapore and its people. However, this is no ordinary movie, this 30 minute clip is the culmination of a year of exploration around Singapore and its vision is heavily influenced by the films of Wes Anderson.
Well titled A Singapore à la Wes Anderson, the film focuses on the diversity of architecture, neighborhoods, parks and green spaces, as well as the people of post-pandemic Singapore. Iconic structures featured in the short film include the Apple Marina Bay Sands, Singapore changi airport, Supreme Court by Foster + Partners and Mille d’Or complex. Singapore’s eye-catching street art works are also on display in the remarkable cinematic style and direction of Wes Anderson films.
“The scenes were framed using a mostly flattened symmetrical perspective with an emphasis on architecture but contextualized and told with elements that are uniquely Singapore,” he explained in the description of the video. The talented filmmaker also mentioned that the signature of Wes Anderson mainly films The Grand Hotel Budapest, TAquatic life by Steve Zissou, Moonrise Kingdom and the recent release The French dispatch were used as inspiration for his work.
Take a trip through Singapore with Kevin Siyuan’s A Wes Anderson-ish Singapore below.