Letters From the South


Film Information

Director: Tsai Ming Liang 蔡明亮, Royston Tan 陈子谦, Sun Koh 许纹鸾, Tan Chui Mui 陈翠梅, Midi Z 赵德胤, Aditya Assarat 雅狄也阿萨拉

Country: Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand 新加坡、马来西亚、缅甸、泰国

Year: 2013

Runtime: 105mins

Rating: PG13 (Some Coarse Language 些许粗俗语言)

Awards: World Premiere Busan International Film Festival 釜山影展世界首映,Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 台北金马影展

*Q&A with Director and Producer 导演和监制将出席映后交流。


A collection of 6 short films from assorted ethnic Chinese directors from South East Asia. Originally titled Homeland and Diaspora, each director is invited to make a short film that contemplates the notion and relationship between the Chinese Diaspora and China. Aditya Assarat‘s Now Now Now tells the story of two cousins, one Thai, one Chinese, and their reunion in Bangkok after not seeing each other for many years. Royston Tan's Popiah follows one Singaporean family's annual tradition of getting together and making Popiah. Sun Koh's Singapore Panda portrays a Singaporean radio performer's redundancy as his company is bought over by a Chinese corporation.

Midi Z's Burial Clothes sees a young woman traveling back to her village in Myanmar to attend to her grandfather's funeral. Tan Chui Mui's A Night in Malacca imagines a conversation between herself and a ghost of the past, referring to the travelogue of Chinese writer Yu Dafu, who wandered through Malacca in 1942. Finally, Tsai Ming-Liang's Walking on Water sees him returning to his hometown of Kuching in Malaysia to ruminate on a place in decay that still holds a special place in his heart.



Date: (A) 20 April 2014 & (B) 24 April 2014

Time: (A) 2.00pm & (B) 7pm

Venue: (A) The Cathay Cineplex & (B) Cathay Cineleisure Orchard

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