In Conversation: Angeli Bayani, Ladya Cheryl and Yeo Yann Yann
30 November 2021, Tuesday, 8.00pm 60 Min Zoom
Angeli BAYANI, Ladya Cheryl and YEO Yann Yann are established actors of the same generation in their respective countries, involved in film productions with various auteur directors. As actors from Southeast Asia, they share roots in independent filmmaking. This panel will see them converse with each other, tracing the similarities and differences in their respective careers, particularly during the pandemic.
How have their experiences differed between working domestically and internationally as Southeast Asian actors? How did independent film productions and working with regional auteurs shape their practice? What are their challenges and highlights throughout the years? Across the mediums of film, television and theatre, how do they negotiate their different roles within a given production?
Angeli BAYANI is a Filipina actress best known for starring in Philippine art house and independent films, notably Melancholia (2008) and Norte, the End of History (2013), both by Lav DIAZ. She also starred in Cannes’ Camera d’Or-winning Ilo Ilo (2013) by local director Anthony CHEN.
Ladya Cheryl is an Indonesian actress and filmmaker who has produced and directed a number of short films. She is best known for starring in Edwin’s films Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2008), Postcards from the Zoo (2012) and this year’s opening film Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (2021).
YEO Yann Yann
YEO Yann Yann is a Malaysian actress who has worked in theatre, television and film. She stars in WOO Yen Yen and Colin GOH’s Singapore Dreaming (2006) and Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo (2013) and Wet Season (2018).
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