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12 LOTUS (Royston Tan, 2008)
“The switch for kitschy visuals and florid melodrama is flicked to 11.” - Variety ... Flamboyant filmmaker Royston Tan follows on from the bubblegum musical fun of 881 (MIFF 08) to once again del… Read more

12 STOREYS (Eric Khoo, 1997)
A moving and thought provoking second film by Meepok Man director Eric Khoo, 12 Storeys is a look at a day in the life of three households in a Housing and Development Board estate of cramped three-r… Read more

15 (Royston Tan, 2004)
Singapore'Growing up in the world's most oppressive nanny state can be bad for your mental health, and 15 tells it like it is. 26-year-old Royston Tan's social satire has given local censors their bi… Read more

4:30 (Royston Tan, 2006)
A meditation on absence and longing, 4:30 is about a moment - and a young boy's attempt to cling to it, escaping his drab reality. Told entirely from the perspective of the boy, it concerns his relat… Read more

881 (Royston Tan, 2007)
"If ABBA could sing Hokkien, they might have auditioned for Royston Tan's 881." - Hollywood Reporter ... Set within the Singaporean song culture of getai - a series of exuberant concerts dominating t… Read more

BE WITH ME (Eric Khoo, 2004)
“Present-day Singapore is scoped in its shimmering modernity with a Metropolis-like squint, and (cinematographer) Tan's subdued colorizations further clue us to the darkness as well as the less obv… Read more

Careless Whisper (Royston Tan, 2005)
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

COWBOYS IN PARADISE (Amit Virmani, 2009)
The unassuming film that inflamed an internet controversy and raised the ire of Indonesian authorities. ... After meeting a 12-year-old Indonesian boy who announced “When I grow up, I want to sex-s… Read more

Crocodile Journals (Yeo, Lee Nah, )
Living in disguise, a crocodile inhabits our human world. One day, the crocodile is invited to a masquerade party... --- D/P/S/WS Yeo Lee Nah TD 35mm/col/2004/7mins ... Read more

Cut (Royston Tan, )
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

D.I.Y (Royston Tan, 2005)
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

FOREVER FEVER (Glen Goei, 1998)
Hock has a dead-end supermarket job but a single prospect on the horizon: if he can swallow his pride and summon the skill to enter the local disco dancing com­petition, he might just win the gir… Read more

Haze (Anthony Chen, 2008)
Escaping the heat, humidity and haze outside, two teenagers stay indoors and play out an innocent love affair. Screened at Berlin Film Festival, Australian premiere --- D/S Anthony Chen P Felicia Tan… Read more

HERO'S JOURNEY, A (Grace Phan, 2006)
Xanana Gusmão is a living legend. This poet-guerilla led the 24-year war against Indonesian occupation of East Timor, seven of those years from a prison in Jakarta. While the word ‘hero' is … Read more

Hock Hiop Leong (Royston Tan, 2001)
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

Hotel 66 (Anthony Chen, 2010)
For a lone security guard and a mysterious guest at the Hotel 66, curiosity and fascination gives way to something more. ... --- ... D/S Anthony Chen P Kurban Kassam WS National Film and Television S… Read more

ILO ILO (Anthony Chen, 2013)
The Cannes Film Festival 2013 Caméra d'Or winner. ... In 1997 in the midst of a looming financial crisis, Teresa arrives in Singapore from the Philippines with hopes of a better life. There she fi… Read more

Monkey Love (Royston Tan, 2005)
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

Mother (Royston Tan, )
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

MY MAGIC (Eric Khoo, 2007)
“How much will I get? I'm gambling with my life.” ... Battling alcoholism, portly magician Francis (played by real-life magician Francis Bosco) works at a bar while relying on his young son Rajr … Read more

New York Girl (Royston Tan, 2005)
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

PASSABE (James Leong, Lynn Lee, 2005)
“I have murdered someone.” A startling confession from an ordinary East Timorese farmer is the core of this fascinating film about justice, re-conciliation and forgiveness. In the days following … Read more

Rescuer Hero, The- TELL ME A STORY (Christopher Broe, 2009)
The rescuer hero risks life and limb to save his best friend from danger, but will the polka-dot girl get in his way? ... --- D/S Christopher Broe P Shalyn Kempema, Sherman Lai TD digibeta/2009 ... Read more

SHORT FILMS OF ROYSTAN TAN, THE (Royston Tan, )
Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over … Read more

SORCERESS OF THE NEW PIANO (Evans Chan, 2004)
"An introduction to an amazing contemporary artist and to the tradition of avant-garde music from Henry Cowell, through John Cage to Charles Crumb. The film shows Margaret Leng Tan in various pursuit… Read more

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