SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHORT FILM COMPETITION: Program 4

Bonded by mystery, fear and unease, these intriguing tales bring viewers on a gripping film journey.

Screening

8 Dec, Sat / 4:30 PM / National Gallery Singapore
2018 / 101 MIN / Various Languages / R21 - Some Homosexual Content
*Filmmaker in Attendance



The Sea Recalls

International Premiere / Thailand / 2018 / 27MIN / Thai / PG

In 2016, Aekaphong’s uncle was murdered in his house alongside his wife. A year later, Aekaphong returns to his hometown to investigate the man’s past and come to terms with his absence.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Aekaphong Saransate is an independent filmmaker from Thailand. His film The Sea Recalls won Best Documentary at the 22nd Thai Short Film & Video Festival in 2018.


Judgement

Philippines / 2018 / 15MIN / TAGALOG, ENGLISH / NC16: Some Coarse Language

Joy, the mother of a young girl, decides to file charges against her abusive partner after a horrific incident. But the court case adds more woes to her already troubled life.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Raymund Ribay Gutierrez is a Filipino director and screenwriter, and mentee of director Brillante Mendoza. His short films have screened at Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.


The Ant-Man

Vietnam / 2018 / 26MIN / Vietnamese / R21: Some Homosexual Content

Brimming with solitude and surrealism, The Ant-Man follows the daily life of a gay man whose body is inhabited by ants.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Phạm Quang Trung (Viet Vu) studied scriptwriting at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Hanoi. From 2011 to 2016, he wrote about film for magazines and newspapers in Vietnam. The Ant-Man is his debut film.


Weeping Birds

鸟儿为你来

Malaysia / 2018 / 20MIN / Cantonese / PG

Weeping Birds tells the story of an elderly couple who take old age and death as a joke. The husband scavenges to earn money for his dying wife’s funeral, while she slowly realises that separation is imminent.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Chan Teik Quan is a graduate of the Faculty of Cinematic Arts at Multimedia University, Malaysia. He is a filmmaker, artist and photographer.


Luzon

HAI ZHONG WANG

Singapore, Taiwan / 2018 / 13MIN / TAGALOG, TAIWANESE

Somewhere in the South China Sea, a Chinese nuclear waste barrel draws a Taiwanese fisherman and his Filipino counterpart into a maritime conflict.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Singapore-born Chiang Wei Liang recently completed his M.F.A. in Film Directing at the Taipei National University of the Arts. He is an alumnus of the Golden Horse Film Academy, the Locarno Filmmakers Academy and FIDCampus.