SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHORT FILM COMPETITION: Program 3

These contemplative films navigate through memories, identity and hope.

Screening

8 Dec, Sat / 2:00 PM / National Gallery Singapore
Various Countries / 2018 / 118 MIN / Various Languages / NC16: Some Drug Use
*Filmmaker in Attendance



A Million Years

Southeast Asian / Cambodia / 2018 / 20MIN / Khmer / PG

A young woman relaxes at a riverfront restaurant with a friend. Then she enters a parallel riverfront with a stranger, and they both recount stories of fear.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Danech San has worked on various television and film productions, including the feature Diamond Island directed by Davy Chou. A Million Years is her debut short film.


Please Stop Talking

Wag Mo 'Kong Kausapin

International Premiere / Philippines / 2017 / 14MIN / Filipino, English / PG

An animated film centered on Sixto, an elderly man who tries to repair his relationship with his estranged son, Please Stop Talking explores loneliness, regret and isolation at old age.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Josef Gacutan is a freelance filmmaker and graphic designer who likes working with mixed media collages and traditional animation.


A Time For Us

World Premiere / Singapore, China / 2018 / 30MIN / Mandarin / PG

A pregnant woman travels to Beijing to purchase a black-market residency permit for her unborn child—a scheme which involves a sham marriage to a man who can’t express himself.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Alvin Lee graduated with a bachelor’s in Film Directing from the Beijing Film Academy. A Time for Us is his graduation film. He has directed other award-winning short films.


A Gift

Kado

Indonesia / 2018 / 15MIN / BAHASA INDONESIA, MAKASSARESE / PG13: Some Mature Content

Isfi wants to prepare a special gift for Nita’s birthday, but to be accepted at Nita’s house, she has to wear the hijab.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Aditya Ahmad’s short film On Stopping the Rain screened at various international film festivals. He has worked as a second assistant director at production house Miles Films, and participated in several feature film productions.


Bo Hai

Vietnam, Czech Republic / 2017 / 24MIN / VIETNAMESE, CZECH / NC16: Some Drug Use

This docufiction story follows a second-generation Vietnamese man living in the Czech Republic, grappling with the Vietnamese culture of his parents’ generation.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Duzan Duong is a Vietnamese-born filmmaker based in the Czech Republic. His latest film, Bo Hai, won the Golden Kingfisher Award for Best Student Film at Finále Plzeň Film Festival.