Southeast Asian Short Film Competition – Programme 3
Multiple France, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore 70 Min NC16 (Some Mature Content)
These films reveal how the political is personal. From protests in the streets to revolution on screen, forgotten histories are revived even as activism is galvanised through the filmmaker’s camera.
Mo Mo, Leïla MACAIRE France, Myanmar 12 Min NC16 (Some Mature Content) World Premiere
Two filmmakers from different parts of the world reflect on their relationship with Myanmar following the military coup.
Through diaristic entries, a pair of Burmese and French filmmakers negotiate their changing relationship with Myanmar amidst the country’s military coup in 2021.
Himala: A Dialectic of Our Times
Lav DIAZ Philippines 8 Min PG13 (Some Mature Content) Southeast Asian Premiere
Filipino society reacts to a beloved 1980s film.
Audiences from a contemporary Filipino society react to iconic scenes from Himala, a beloved Filipino classic.
Grandma’s Broken Leg
HUỲNH Công Nhớ Vietnam 15 Min PG13 (Some Mature Content) World Premiere
A broken leg tests the promise of faith healing.
A devout elderly woman’s faith is put to the test when she breaks her leg. She idles at home in a depressed state, fervently believing in the healing power of an online priest.
Side By Side
Polen LY Cambodia 21 Min PG Asian Premiere
A recount of forced marriages and survival in the Khmer Rouge.
An elderly couple recounts their secret past, and their granddaughter finds out that their peculiar union was borne out of survival instead of love during the Khmer Rouge.
Sorayos PRAPAPAN Thailand, South Korea, Singapore 14 Min NC16 (Some Mature Content) Singapore Premiere
An offbeat take on life in Thailand under the Emergency Decree issued during the pandemic.
Based on true stories, New Abnormal depicts vignettes of Thai people living in an oppressive regime during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Multiple Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore 72 Min NC16
Singapore Panorama presents the latest feature and short films that showcase the talents in local filmmaking, with its finger on the pulse of the most exciting developments in Singapore cinema.
Multiple Singapore 80 Min M18 (Mature Content)
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Multiple Vietnam, Kenya, UK, USA, Egypt 72 Min PG