Ho Yuhang’s Shorts | SEA of Sadness

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Ho Yuhang's Shorts
Director: Ho Yuhang
Runtime: 98 minutes
Country: Malaysia
Language: Various with English subtitles
Rating: TBA

18 Aug, Sun – 2pm

One may consider Ho Yuhang as, first and foremost, a creator of exciting genre efforts in feature-filmmaking. But, as this programme demonstrates, his short films possess the same capacity to thrill, startle, and amuse us through a versatility in managing different tones and styles.

About the films:
As I Lay Dying (2007)
11 mins | Mandarin

A boy comes home soaking wet. He contracts a fever and ruminates on the possibility of impending death.
Winner of the Ammodo Tiger Short Award (Best Short Film) at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2008) and the Grand Prix (Best Film) of the Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Competition (2008)

Open Verdict (2011)
20 mins | English, Malay, Cantonese

A comic neo-noir where Hong Kong narcotics agents act on a tip from their Malaysian counterparts, just as a mysterious tourist checks into a seedy hotel with a very, very heavy suitcase

Aku (2016)
5 mins | No dialogue

The war has ended. A soldier finds himself in a vast, barren field in the middle of nowhere, not knowing why he is
there. He encounters a stranger who helps him recall his existence. An interpretation of Latiff Mohidin’s painting Aku, a portrait of Indonesian poet Chairil Anwar.

Trespassed (門) (2016)
32 mins | Mandarin

After her father goes missing, a young girl slowly becomes entirely possessed by grief. It seems as if an outside force has taken control of her emotions.

No One Is Illegal (無人非法) (2011)
30 mins | English

Bendera, an Indonesian nationalist group, is angry with Malaysia. Its leader has asked for his country to declare war on Malaysia. Having affection for Indonesia, our Malaysian filmmaker does not understand why some of its people hate him and his country. So he asks them why.

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About SEA of Sadness
2- 28 Aug | Oldham Theatre

With more than 20 years’ experience working on Southeast Asian cinema as a senior programmer at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Gertjan Zuilhof has developed close relationships with many of the region’s filmmakers and affinities with their works. The SEA of Sadness programme is a culmination of his curatorial experience. Previously presented at the 2018 edition of the Taiwan International Documentary Festival, the programme is now being presented for the first time in Southeast Asia at the Asian Film Archive.

The films selected for the programme include classic masterpieces as well as contemporary work from promising young directors; both feature-length films and shorts; and works of all genres, ranging from “pure” documentary to fiction films and experimental videos. These films represent the high quality of original work produced in Southeast Asia over the last two decades.

The sadness indicated in the title of the programme does not mean only that the films are concerned with sadness as an emotion, but also that they are sensitive, personal, and made with genuine feeling, delving deep into the memories and hopes of the people in the countries they were made in.
Sun Aug 18, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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