NEW WAVES 2018
Emerging Voices of Southeast Asia

25 April – 25 July

ARTS EQUATOR EDITORIAL PARTNERSHIP

MATTIE DO: HORROR FILM? IT’S ALL BALLET.

Choreographer Chan Sze-Wei interviews Lao ballerina turned filmmaker Mattie Do, about the interplay between classical ballet and horror, the parallels between film and dance, her Lao-Vietnamese identity, and more.

YOUTH MEETS FILM

THE PONTIANAK TALKS BACK

Poetry and cinema converge in the Pontianak, that Southeast Asian ghost seeking revenge for man’s misogyny. Tania de Rozario writes poems from the ghost’s perspective, whereas Amanda Nell Eu’s short film depicts a young teen struggling with her monstrous side.

YOUTH MEETS FILM

COMING OF RAGE

What can the horror genre offer us? At New Waves June 2018, director Amanda Nell Eu spoke to artist Tania De Rozario about their shared love for female ghosts in Southeast Asian mythology, and how that inspires their respective work enormously.

YOUTH MEETS FILM

LIVING THEIR TEENAGE DREAMS

The second session of New Waves 2018, entitled ‘Sustainable Idealism: Realities of Filmmaking’, saw a dynamic discussion between director Don Aravind and actor Andie Chen. In the face of industry disruption, both share similar sentiments regarding the way forward.

YOUTH MEETS FILM

SILENCE, SOLDIERS, CELLULOID

If you fell in love with A Quiet Place’s treatment of familial themes with sounds and silence, why not see how Southeast Asian filmmakers like Pathompon Mont Tesprateep are employing the same techniques to explore ideas personal to them?

In this short interview with Pathompon Mont Tesprateep, who premiered his film Confusion is Next at IFFR 2018, we find out about how Mont began his celluloid filmmaking journey and the memories that spurs him on.

We kicked off New Waves 2018 with sensual celluloid, textured black and white, and thoughtful conversation. If you missed the session, here are four key takeaways from the dialogue between filmmaker Pathompon Mont Tesprateep and curator Silke Schmickl.

YOUTH MEETS FILM

SENTIMENTS OF SPACE

Brush up on your visual literacy: We examine how Singaporean director Don Aravind frames his poignant, naturalistic short films for maximum emotional impact. New Waves 2018 continues with Aravind in conversation with actor Andie Chen on May 30.

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