Southeast Asian Short Film Competition – Programme 4
Multiple Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore 72 Min NC16
These haunting and mysterious films show how the light and sound of the cinematic medium lends itself to works that suggest the presence of spirits, or the genre of horror.
Audrie YEO Malaysia 10 Min NC16 (Some Coarse Language) Asian Premiere
A young girl’s ritual summons the spirit of a dead bird.
Ah Ger holds an honest burial for a dismembered pigeon. Incidentally, her intentions prompt an unexpected visit by the ghost of her late grandmother.
The Scent of Rat Carcasses
Dharma Putra Purna NUGRAHA Indonesia 9 Min PG13 (Some Disturbing Scenes) World Premiere
A young girl inherits her late father’s mantle.
After the death of the head of the family, Nina finds herself taking over the household responsibilities. While still grieving, she has to care for the house—beginning with the removal of dead rats.
TRẦN Thị Hà Trang Vietnam 30 Min PG World Premiere
A city boy and his father visit the Vietnamese countryside to attend a funeral.
During the flood season, a boy and his father travel to a rural mountainous village to attend his grandfather’s funeral, each dealing with grief in his own way.
A Man Trembles
Mark CHUA, LAM Li Shuen Singapore 23 Min PG13 (Some Frightening Scenes) Asian Premiere
A man faces salvation and terror on his last day on Earth.
Set against the backdrop of the Asian Financial Crisis, a family confronts a mysterious entity at the island of Sentosa on their last day on Earth.
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