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Monday, June 01, 2009

Write-up of KINGYO on Twitch

[kingyo] Standing on the bridge of Akihabara

Machine Girl of TWITCH had a very nice write-up of KINGYO.

His latest effort, Kingyo (Goldfish), is based on Nobel Laureate Yasunari Kawabata’s 1924 short story, Canaries, and boy, has Yeo improved by leaps and bounds. That poetic mood that Yeo was reaching for two years ago (in student film Girl Disconnected) is very strongly realised in this poignant 25-minute short film, which cleverly uses split-screens to tell its story of two former lovers who meet again to discover a shared guilt.

If the work-in-progress cut which Yeo kindly unveiled to me is anything to go by, I think it’s safe to say that Kingyo might be the breakthrough film for him. Already, Marc Saint-Cyr of Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow calls Kingyo “a rich and stunning film that chooses to approach emotionally complex themes from a strictly cinematic standpoint and emerges triumphant.”

Kingyo will definitely be a worthy addition to Yeo’s growing body of work - Chicken Rice Mystery (2008) went to the Dubai International Film Festival and the Naoussa International Film Festival, while this year’s Love Suicides will be heading to the Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Arte in Italy and the Paris Cinema International Film Festival. He’s also known as the associate producer of Woo Ming Jin’s award-winning The Elephant And The Sea, and is producer/editor for Woo’s upcoming Woman On Fire Looks For Water.

Full article is here.

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