Edmund Yeo at IFFR
A playful film that does not only play with colour and vertigo, but also with expectations.
Woman on Fire Looks for Water
Father and son wrestle with love in a small Malaysian fishing village. While father looks up an old lover he should have married years ago, his son faces a dilemma. Will he choose the girl he's in love with, or the daughter of his boss?
'How do you cope with loss?', the filmmaker wonders, whilst studying its meaning to others.
The Tiger Factory
The maker was too honest in an interview: he made the film really quickly. Too quickly, said the critics. An easy target. But the film was made at the speed of real life and with real emotions. A girl becomes the victim of illegal insemination. Like a pig.
Girl in the Water
A film featuring real fishermen, a real young mother and a story as real as a hallucination.
Last Fragments of Winter
A Malaysian film student travels to Japan to study and is amazed by many things. About a girl in the snow, for instance.
Director’s cut of a short film that was part of a horror trilogy. More atmosphere than horror. Girls with long black hair and wafting net curtains.
River of Exploding Durians
In commercials, Malaysia is heaven on earth. Palm trees, white beaches and clear blue seas. In that same country, an extremely polluting factory has been built on the coast. As a result, the romantic and unpolitical life at a local secondary school changes drastically. A contemporary environmental story.
The Second Life of Thieves
In a small fishing village in Malaysia, it’s not easy to keep anything hidden. Yet the village chief has kept a great secret throughout his life: he had a relationship with a man who disappeared one day. The village chief then starts a quest that brings back many events from the past.