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River of Exploding Durians - Trailer 【榴梿忘返】 预告片

《榴槤忘返》主要讲述一群中六生面对即将袭来的稀土厂一阵慌乱,人生产生了变化之余,在反对稀土厂的过程中,这群学生产生革命情感和一些单纯的爱慕情怀。A coastal town is turned upside down by the construction of a radioactive rare earth plant. An idealistic teacher and a group of high school students find themselves battling for the soul of their hometown. Based on real-life events, River of Exploding Durians is a sweeping tale of Malaysian history and its youth, where people are enveloped by politics and sadness while searching for love. #riverofexplodingduriansStarring: Zhu Zhi-Ying 朱芷瑩, Koe Shern 高圣, Daphne Low, Joey 梁祖仪Written, directed and edited by Edmund YeoProduced by Woo Ming Jin and Edmund Yeo Executive producer: Eric YeoDirector of Photography: Kong PahurakProduction designer: Edward Yu Chee BoonMake-up and wardrobe: Kay WongSound: Minimal Yossy PrapapanMusic: Woan Foong Wong

Posted by River of Exploding Durians 榴莲忘返 on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday, September 03, 2010

THE WHITE FLOWER screening at InDPanda International Short Film Festival

Me, pointing at the still photo of my film, THE WHITE FLOWER
me pointing at the WHITE FLOWER still

Leaving from Hong Kong to Guangzhou the day after the world premiere of THE WHITE FLOWER left me Twitter-less, Facebook-less, Youtube-less and Blogger-less, hence the lack of updates.

So, back to the screening of THE WHITE FLOWER. On the night of the 26th, I finally got to screen my experimental THE WHITE FLOWER to the public at the Broadway Cinematheque.

The Broadway Cinematheque

Program that night for the INDPANDA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 

Before the screening at the Broadway Cinematheque

Aside from my film, there were six other short films in the program, Hiroko Iwasa's experimental short, SANDATSU, my friend Aditya Assarat's PHUKET, which starred the yummy Korean star Im Su-Jeong (the elder sister in TALE OF TWO SISTERS and the 'cyborg' in I'M A CYBORG, BUT THAT'S OK). PHUKET premiered in Pusan last year as part of the Sawasdee Bangkok omnibus film, but I missed it, good to catch the segment here. The two comedic Spanish shorts by Koldo Almandoz and Telmo Esnal, DUCK CROSSING and INFLATABLE GRANDMA, were pretty funny. I was glad the short films programmed weren't all stuff of gloom and doom (... like mine). The Korean short by Kim Gi Hyun, ON HIS WAY TO SCHOOL, has some really poetic visuals, while Kiwi Chow's SENSITIVE, the "hometown" representative of the night, featured really strong performance from the pretty lead actress.

Kiwi and I were around for the Q and A session. The question and answer was conducted entirely in Cantonese since I speak it too. Unfortunately, I don't think there are any photos taken during the session. Gah.

After that we left the cinema, Jonathan the co-Festival Director brought me and dad, along with Singaporean filmmaker Wesley and his sister, to a place at Causeway Bay for supper.

Walking past Temple Street at night, I think of the many Hong Kong gangster short films I've seen.

Temple Street at night

Temple Street at night 2

Temple Street at night 3

Temple Street at night 4

Co-Festival director Henry and another Singaporean filmmaker Michael were at the Cha Chaan Teng waiting for us. We had dinner together.

With Singaporean filmmakers Michael Tay and Wesley Leon Aroozoo
With Singaporean filmmakers Michael Tay (center) and Wesley Leon Aroozoo

Wesley reminds me of my regular cinematographer Lesly Leon Lee.

The next morning dad and I had breakfast with the two festival directors at the Luxury Coffee Cha Chaan Teng near my hotel.

Luxury Coffee Cha Chaan Teng

Inside luxury Coffee Cha Chaan Teng

The French toast was heavenly.

HK French Toast in Luxury Coffee Cha Chaan Teng

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After that, we left the hotel. As you can see, it has a really retro look.

Leaving the hotel

We then took the train to Guangzhou.

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