In Conversation: Edwin and Yeo Siew Hua

27 November 2021, Saturday, 11.30am 90 Min The Projector, Redrum

Indonesian director Edwin is one of the leading figures among the country’s generation of filmmakers that came of age in post-New Order Indonesia. His first feature Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2008) won the FIPRESCI Prize at Rotterdam and the NETPAC Award Special Mention at SGIFF. His follow-up Postcards from the Zoo (2012) competed for the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. After making Posesif (2017) and Aruna & Her Palate (2018) for the domestic market, Edwin returns with Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, which clinched the Golden Leopard at the 74th Locarno Film Festival in 2021—the first Indonesian filmmaker to have received this top honour.

Edwin will be joined by Singaporean director YEO Siew Hua, the previous Southeast Asian winner of Locarno’s Golden Leopard with his film A Land Imagined (2018). Notably, both filmmakers are the last two Golden Leopard recipients out of only three Southeast Asian winners in the whole history of the festival. Building on the momentum of their recent wins, they will be in conversation to reflect on Edwin’s career and to share their aspirations for our region’s cinema.

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Timing & Venue


27 November 2021, Saturday, 11.30am
The Projector, Redrum



All guests must present proof of vaccination (either via TraceTogether or HealthHub app) before entering the halls.



One of the leading Indonesian filmmakers of the post-New Order era, Edwin’s Golden Leopard-winning feature is the opening film for this year’s SGIFF. He is also a mentor for this year’s Southeast Asian Film Lab.

YEO Siew Hua

A member of the 13 Little Pictures film collective in Singapore, YEO Siew Hua is an award-winning director with three feature films under his belt. He is a jury member for this year’s Southeast Asian Short Film Competition.

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