Commissioned by the National Gallery Singapore, five award-winning directors band together in this first ever milestone collaboration inspired by the Gallery’s collection of Southeast Asian art. Joko Anwar, Ho Yuhang, Brillante Mendoza, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Eric Khoo bring five different interpretations as imaginative and vibrant as the painted 19th and 20th century masterpieces themselves.
Featuring a melancholic movement piece, a Western-style noir, a bittersweet realist drama, a shadow play silent film and a quirky retro comedy, this anthology of shorts had its world premiere at the 21st Busan International Film Festival this year. A thought-provoking celebration of historic art and contemporary Southeast Asian cinema that is not to be missed.
There will be a dialogue session with the directors as part of the screening. The total event duration is 90 minutes.
- Joko Anwar, Ho Yuhang, Brillante Mendoza, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Eric Khoo are some of Southeast Asia's most acclaimed contemporary directors.
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