Edmund Yeo prepared thoroughly for his first film. He first made a series of short films, some of which were also seen in Rotterdam; he studied for a long time in Tokyo and became an erudite young filmmaker.
For his feature debut, he returned to Malaysia - maybe the Malaysia of his childhood, because the film is set at a secondary school. There is a romantic story about two students, but also an element borrowed from the recent political history of the country. The government of Malaysia gave an Australian company that processed ‘ rare Earth metals’ (a process that is potentially radioactive) permission to set up their factory on the East coast of Malaysia. In its own country, the company had been banned because of its environmental effects.
The secondary school pupils and their teacher are suddenly confronted with a threat to their surroundings and have to make a political choice. In an ambitious story with many dramatic twists, Yeo shows the disturbed order in his country.

Original title
Liu lian wang fan
Filmmaker
Edmund Yeo
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Malaysia
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
128’
Language
Mandarin
Producer
Woo Ming Jin, Edmund Yeo
Production Company
Greenlight Pictures, Indie Works
Sales
Mosquito Films Distribution
Writer
Edmund Yeo
Cinematography
Kong Pahurak
Editor
Edmund Yeo
Production Design
Edward Yu Chee Boon
Sound Design
Sorayos Prapapan
Music
Wong Woan Foong
Cast
Zhu Zhi-Ying, Koe Shern
Website
http://facebook.com/riverofexplodingdurians