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Hoon/Ramlah

He Shuming

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A Malaysian beer-lady and a Singaporean transgender sex worker share a moment over cigarettes.

Wu Song Slays the Seductress

Kirsten Tan

2017

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Wu Song Slays the Seductress 《武松殺嫂》 is a self-reflexive reinterpretation of a Ming dynasty play from one of China's four great classical texts, The Water margins《水滸傳》. In attempting to stage the tension between updating a traditional opera form and maintaining its authenticity, elements of ancient Chinese erotica, internet art and techno music are introduced to blur the start and end points between new and old, avant-garde and kitsch, innovation and tradition.

Mother

Royston Tan

2002

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The Old Man and The River

Royston Tan

2003

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Fade In

Derrick Lui

2011

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A beautiful woman examines her features for signs of fading fortune and looks. She wonders about change and aging, and feels somehow that it is who she is.

Cartoons

Ken Kwek

2011

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When a kindergarten principal finds a series of morbid cartoons drawn by her star pupil, she summons the child's mother to school to investigate the source of the boy's troubles.

Hotel 66

Anthony Chen

2009

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Ah Ma

Anthony Chen

2007

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Snapshots of a family during the final moments of elderly grandmother,

Bedroom Dancing

Sun Koh

2008

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A news story in which a man in Singapore was arrested and forced to pay a hefty fine after a neighbor looked through his window and saw him masturbating inspired this short film by Sun Koh, which has been described as the most sexually explicit work produced in that country. A man and woman share an enthusiastic sexual relationship, making love often and with great joy. However, a neighbor in an apartment block across the way, who enjoys little passion in her life, habitually watches the couple while also expressing her disgust. Eventually the neighbor calls the police to report the couple, essentially punishing them for her enjoyment of their bedroom play. Bedroom Dancing was screened in competition at the 2007 Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Microwave

Tan Pin Pin

2000

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Little Note

Royston Tan

2009

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Living with little wants in the countryside, Zhiren and his mother expressed their love and support for each other in a simple way - by exchanging little notes. These words of encouragement spurred their every step forward in life, helping them cast aside fear and despair in times of uncertainty.

Interweaving poetic cinematography, intricate scenes of mother-and-son intimacy and a heartfelt original score, Little Note will meander its way into your heart like a clear, pristine stream.

Keong

Yong Mun Chee

2001

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Keong doesn't talk much, to anyone. His only friends are his goldfish and his television, which is fine with him until one day a pretty girl and two bullies walk into his life.

The Warm Breeze of Winter

Sherman Ong

2015

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Fei visits her mother’s hometown with her ashes, amidst the prepartion to celebrate the re-merger between Malaysia and Singapore.

Sink

Kirsten Tan

2009

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A sink sitting in the low tides.
A boy playing by the beach.
A chance meeting.

“Sink” is a distilled exploration of innocence and experience;
love and loss - an intimation of what might lie beyond.

The Bouncer

Ken Kwek

2012

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Nightclub bouncer Mo is used to throwing drunks and troublemakers out the back door. But he's not prepared for the troublemaker in hot pants who shows up one night to take part in the club's erotic dance competition. THE BOUNCER is a dramedy that challenges Asian stereotypes and puts a twist on the dance movie genre.

10 Minutes Later

Kirsten Tan

2005

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Determinism is the philosophical doctrine which claims that every physical event, including human cognition and action, is causally determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences. Based on this theory, 10 Minutes Later is a short film that tells the tale of 10 characters – of their habits; quirks and relations. And most importantly, their interweaving lives. This film is a medley of characters. It is a slice, a dice, a mishmash of life.

Dirty Bitch

Sun Koh

2009

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Chen Ming Zhen is Jen who is on the verge of entry into university law school. But there's one problem - she's very pregnant, a major secret to hide. Determined to be a success in life, Jen goes on a violent spree to silence anyone who threatens to reveal her dirty secrets, only to realize that everyone else in power is a dirty bitch. The short comedy was inspired by a heavily and badly censored VHS of Claire Denis' Nenette et Boni found by Sun Koh at Singapore's National Library.

Bak Kut Teh

Kat Goh

2013

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Hotel Vladivostok

Royston Tan

2006

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In a hotel overlooking the Sea of Japan, six disparate stories inter-connect giving time a shape, like a series of liquid transparencies, one laid on top of another. Murder, sacrifice, betrayal, longing and regret weave into a tapestry of souls remembering and forgetting.

Homecoming

He Shuming

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Following 8 residents and former residents as they return to Pulau Ubin, an island off the north-east shores of Singapore, HOMECOMING explores the stories and lives of these occupants who call the island their home.

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