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“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 delve into the exuberant Singaporean song culture of getai - a series of open-air concerts dominating ... Read more
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-room flats. In Block 173 we enter the lives of Meng, an upright, interfering and over-protective ... Read more
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 biggest ever headache by focusing on Singapore's 'problem' boys: the ones from broken homes, the ones ... Read more
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 relationship with a listless 30-something year-old tenant who is nursing a broken heart. Seemingly ... Read more
"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 the seventh month of the Chinese calendar - the latest offering from Royston Tan (4:30, MIFF 06) is a ... Read more
“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 obvious hues of love.” - Hollywood Reporter ... A tapestry of stories woven around themes of love ... Read more
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 26 international and local awards for his shorts, documentaries and two feature-length films, 15 and ... Read more
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-service Japanese girls,” filmmaker Amit Virmani saw the makings of a greater story. ... In this ... Read more
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
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 26 international and local awards for his shorts, documentaries and two feature-length films, 15 and ... Read more
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 26 international and local awards for his shorts, documentaries and two feature-length films, 15 and ... Read more
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 girl of his dreams along with $5000 to buy the motorbike of his dreams. Think Strictly Balloom with an ... Read more
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 L Mandarin, Hokkien and English w/English subtitles TD 2008/14mins ... Read more
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 often bandied about indiscriminately in popular commentary, the leadership of Gusmão has been ... Read more
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 26 international and local awards for his shorts, documentaries and two feature-length films, 15 and ... Read more
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 School L English, Mandarin, Cantonese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/S Anthony Chen P ... Read more
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 finds work as a maid for a couple and their troubled son. But as the bond grows between Teresa and the ... Read more
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 26 international and local awards for his shorts, documentaries and two feature-length films, 15 and ... Read more
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 26 international and local awards for his shorts, documentaries and two feature-length films, 15 and ... Read more
“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 to clean up after him, following his regular drunken escapades. As Rajr struggles to better himself ... Read more
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 26 international and local awards for his shorts, documentaries and two feature-length films, 15 and ... Read more
“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 East Timor's vote for independence from Indonesia in 1999, hundreds of pro-Indonesian militiamen ... Read more
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
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 26 international and local awards for his shorts, documentaries and two feature-length films, 15 and ... Read more
"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 pursuits to push the range and boundary of the piano's sound in a sincere and exuberant manner. The film ... Read more
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