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Against All Odds Mystery Film Screening champions the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity and celebrates the diversity of cinema across geographical borders.

Films to be Screened


Country: Slovenia/Croatia/Serbia
Year: 2018
Director: Miha Mazzini & Dusan Joksimovic
Genre: Drama
: 100 Mins

Erased is a story of historical tragedy about the erased Slovenian citizens. Ana delivers her first child at the hospital but soon realises she is not in government records. Caught in Kafkaesque web of bureaucracy, Ana is alone with neither social security nor a permanent address. Legally, she doesn’t exist, which makes her child an orphan who will be put up for adoption.


Country: Palestine/UK/Qatar
Year: 2023
Director: Muayad Alayan
Genre: Supernatural / Drama
Run-time: 103 Mins

A 10-year-old Jewish-British girl, Rebecca, and her father move from the UK to Jerusalem, looking for a fresh beginning after the death of her mother. In their new home, situated in a neighbourhood known as the Valley of the Ghosts, a series of strange events take place and Rebecca sets out to uncover the mysteries of their home.                                                               


Country: France/Tunisia/Lebanon/Qatar
Year: 2019
Director: Mehdi Barsaoui
Genre: Drama
Run-time: 95 Mins

A family’s holiday in Tunisia ends in disaster, when their 10-year-old son Aziz is shot during a terrorist ambush. At the hospital where Aziz is in desperate need of a liver transplant, the family discovers a long-buried secret. 


How It Works:


Walking into a theatre not knowing what would be screened can be daunting. What if I don’t like the film? At CinemaWorld, emphasis on diversity and openness to unfamiliar narratives is rooted in our values. With a curation that spotlights critically acclaimed international stories, we want to encourage our audiences to discover and experience CinemaWorld’s trove of cinematic gems.

There will be three films to choose from, but only ONE will be screened. Upon registration on the screening day, attendees will receive a ballot, and you can cast your vote for the film you would like to be screened.

For Young Adults, Film-Enthusiasts & Culture-Vultures

AGAINST ALL ODDS speaks to those who are curious about exploring different cultures and unearthing untold stories from people at the margins. This event seeks to create an inclusive community with a focus on culturally-savvy individuals and enthusiastic film-lovers.

For A Bigger Cause

Just like our dedication to curating international, culturally diverse stories that reflect our shared humanity, we are equally committed to supporting causes that are aligned with our values.

As such, all proceeds from the mystery film screening will be donated to the Children’s Wishing Well (Singapore), a charity organisation that aims to support the holistic education of children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.