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  • Wesley Leon Aroozoo – I Want to Go Home (2017)

    2011-2020DocumentarySingaporeWesley Leon Aroozoo
    I Want to Go Home (2017)
    I Want to Go Home (2017)

    Synopsis
    On the 11th of March, 2011, Yasuo Takamatsu lost his wife to the tsunami during the Great East Japan earthquake. Since that fateful day, he has been diving in the sea every week in search for her. Compelled and inspired to share his story, ‘I Want To Go Home’ is a journey from Singapore to Onagawa through the lens of the intrigued to meet him. A story of survival and faith, the film speaks of a man’s loss, recovery and determination to reunite with his loved one, and the unlikely friendships forged across borders and languages.Read More »

  • Bobby A. Suarez – Cleopatra Wong (1978)

    1971-1980ActionBobby A. SuarezMartial ArtsSingapore

    Quote:
    Singapore’s top policewoman, Miss Cleopatra Wong, who heads the Seasian Interpol Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D.), teams up with her Filipino counterpart to bust a counterfeit currency operation that threatens several Asian countries with bankruptcy. Their dangerous quest takes them from Singapore to Hong Kong and finally Manila where they locate the counterfeit ring’s Asian headquarters, which is being run by local nuns, forced into slave labor. The martial arts action is fast and furious as Cleopatra and her teams launch an attack to destroy the counterfeiter’s and their headquarters in an explosive finale in this fun-filled, action-packed adventure.Read More »

  • Eric Khoo – Mee Pok Man (1995) (HD)

    1991-2000CrimeDramaEric KhooSingapore

    Quote:
    In an impoverished Singapore slum, a shy noodle vendor (Joe Ng) becomes infatuated with Bunny (Michelle Goh), a prostitute he often sees working near his noodle cart. Bunny doesn’t respond to his advances, however, and instead becomes involved with Jonathan (David Brazil), a sleazy pornographer. Things shift when a car hits Bunny on the street, and the noodle vendor takes her to his apartment to nurse her back to health, opening up to his new friend along the way.Read More »

  • Keng Sen Ong – Army Daze (1996)

    1991-2000ComedyKeng Sen OngSingapore

    Tugging at the heartstrings of all Singaporean males, the local production packs plenty of laughter with the portrayal of army life. A must watch for all Singaporeans, although foreigners may have a little problem understanding the local languages and culture. A highly entertaining film but it can certainly do without the narrating by one of the characters.Read More »

  • Daniel Hui – Demons (2018)

    2011-2020ComedyDaniel HuiHorrorSingapore

    A role in a new production seems lucky for young actress Vicki until the torture that awaits her is revealed, struggling to come to terms with the price she has to pay for making art.Read More »

  • Daniel Hui – Snakeskin (2014)

    2011-2020Daniel HuiDocumentaryExperimentalSingapore

    In 2066, a survivor of an enigmatic cult recounts his country’s traumatic history and the events leading to the rise and fall of the cult. Through his reminiscence, ghosts from 2014 and before appear as witnesses. Part dream documentary, part city symphony, this film traces the lineage of oppression as inscribed in Singapore’s landscape and collective unconscious.Read More »

  • Eric Khoo – Shier lou aka 12 Storeys (1997)

    1991-2000ComedyDramaEric KhooSingapore

    Synopsis:
    In a high-rise, a young man jumps to his death. His ghost remains in the building, observing and consoling three households. San San, fat, silent, and alone, hears the ghost of her mother constantly upbraid her. She futilely seeks the friendship of a wealthy woman with whom she was raised. Ah Gu, a tofu soup vendor, is at odds with Lily, his materialistic wife, a Chinese immigrant who longs for something he cannot provide. Meng spouts every moralistic bromide of the striving middle class, wears a T-shirt reading “My block is the cleanest,” and is unhinged by his teenage sister May (“Trixie” to her boyfriend) who won’t study, parties all night, and seems doomed by youth culture.Read More »

  • Eric Khoo – My Magic (2008)

    2001-2010AsianDramaEric KhooSingapore

    Synopsis
    Francis (Bosco Francis) is a man at the end of his tether. He has a 10-year-old son he loves desperately, but sorrow, guilt and constant inebriation have made him an ineffectual father. The son (Jathisweran) is a stoic ‘old soul’ who has learned to bury is affection for his old man and to cope with his chaotic life. A broken spirit and a single parent, Francis hopes to redeem himself and win his son’s love and respect. He makes a painful – and bizarre – return to magic. An unexpected incident one night sets father and son on the road. In dilapidated building, these two wounded souls come to terms with their love – a love which is as deep and acute as their grief.Read More »

  • Siew Hua Yeo – A Land Imagined (2018)

    2011-2020DramaMysterySiew Hua YeoSingapore

    Winner of the top prize at last year’s Locarno Film Festival, Yeo Siew Hua’s third feature is a clever, evocative shape-shifter that begins as a kind of dreamy noir and ends up a sober, politically incisive work of social realism. First we follow gruff, disenchanted detective Lok (Peter Yu) as he searches for Wang (Liu Xiaoyi), a missing construction worker from mainland China. We’re then ushered back in time to see Wang’s life before his disappearance—and what had seemed a typical noir scenario instead turns out to be far more in line with reality as we know it today.Read More »

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