Asian Film Focus 2016 | Short Film Screening 1

Presenting cutting edge short films from Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Hongkong.

There will be a post screening Q&A session

1. The Tiger of 142B by Henry and Harry Zhuang / 11 min / Singapore
A young unemployed man finds himself having difficulty in communicating with his girlfriend. As he struggles to cope with his fragile state of mind, a series of mysterious killings unsettles the residents of Block 142B. Some claimed to have seen a tiger roaming at the estate. Adapted from Dave Chua’s short story ‘The Tiger of 142B’ from the book ‘The Beating and Other Stories’.

2. And Life Goes On by Shan Ka-Ki / 19:30 min / Hong Kong

The filmmaker questions the meaning of his life as he turns 18 years old. Going through the daily motions, he captures moments that he goes through with his friends and at home no matter how mundane. This documentary is a reflection of what life is through his youthful eyes.

3. Molding by Ng Chak-hang / 4 min / Hong Kong
Throughout our lives, we learn by imitating other people. Children imitate the behavior of adults. Every saying, clothing, reading material, habit, all penetrate into our everyday lives, slowly and surely turn you and I into the same, mold-like assembly-line product.

4. 329 by Tinnawat Chankloi / 17 min / Thailand
The students of an isolated school are together bound by 10 strange rules. They are made to follow the rules without any questions. One day, student ‘329’ decided to rebel and break away.

5. Waiting to Drown by Nick Cheuk / 30 min / Hong Kong
Chak is a sentimental boy who enjoys indulging in his imaginary world. Ellen is an imaginative girl who likes to talk to her soft toy hippo. When Ellen vanished into thin air, her secret admirer Chak, feeling heartbroken, decided to totally forget about her and starts falling in love with Yan. But Chak slowly realised that his dream should be Ellen, the girl who has a vivid imagination like him. Yet, what Chak has to face is the brutal reality.

6. Before I Grow Up by Jun Sup Lee / 26 min / South Korea
Banners with derogatory messages are plastered all over a town, resulting in the humiliation of a student. Comedy ensures when her classmate, who is in love with her, volunteers to remove the banners.

About the Asian Film Focus

Asian Film Focus (AFF) presents cutting edge films based on a thematic approach from the region. With screenings and dialogue sessions with Asian programmers and filmmakers, the programme strives to promote dialogue and exchange between players in the Asian independent film industries, their audiences, and their peers.

This year, AFF will feature films from South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. To find out more about the programme, click here

Theme: Youth Today

Situated in the transitional period between childhood and adulthood, many Asian youths today live in environments saturated with media and technology that are also bound by traditional attitudes. As such, we hope to explore ideas about what it means to be a youth in an Asian society at present. What are their aspirations and fears? Do youths today share the same concerns as previous generations? What is the impact of Asia’s obsession with youth? Through looking at the differences and similarities of youth culture across Asian societies, the programme hopes to then connect to broader issues and concerns in contemporary Asia.
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Wed Sep 7, 2016
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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155 Middle Road Singapore
Nearest MRT stations: Bras Basah (approx. 5 min walk) and Bugis (approx 10 min walk)