EXHALATION screening at Malaysian Shorts (Oct 19, Help University)

Yep, Malaysian audiences can finally check out my short film, EXHALATION, exactly a week before its screening at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

EXHALATION will be one of the ten short films screened on the Oct 17th edition of Malaysian Shorts in Help University.

More info about the line-up:



Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia
presents
MALAYSIAN SHORTS

Entrance: FREE
All are WELCOME
NO NEED TO RESERVE SEATS

10 new narrative Malaysian short films/videos will be shown, with most of the directors present.

1. EXHALATION/ Edmund Yeo/ Japan-Malaysia/21 min
The death of a former classmate, Yosuke, brings Naoko back to her hometown. Arriving the day before his funeral, Naoko embarks upon a road trip with her friend Sayuri. They visit the site of Yosuke's fatal car accident, and gradually, their journey turns into a surrealistic experience of bittersweet remembrances, tender secrets and unspoken regrets. Dreams become increasingly vivid, memories come in the form of ghosts. They lost themselves in melancholy.

2. SUDU GAN GARPU/ Faiq Khalifa/ 14.5 minutes
ANAK MUDA adalah seorang pemuda yang sedang meningkat matang, dan masih mencari pendirian hidup. Dia merupakan anak angkat kepada TOK PENGGAWA yang telah memeliharanya sejak kecil lagi. TOK PENGGAWA adalah ketua masyarakat yang berharta dan berpengaruh di dalam kawasan mukim beliau. Di rumah TOK PENGGAWA juga tinggal seorang hamba perempuan bernama PUSPA GEMALA. Walaupun sekadar seorang hamba sahaya, PUSPA GEMALA merupakan seorang gadis yang pintar juga mempunyai rupa paras yang cantik. Filem pendek ini mengisahkan tentang hubungan tiga watak ini berkenaan pemikiran, perasaan serta pegangan hidup mereka, bilamana ANAK MUDA mula mempertikaikan ‘hagemoni’ kekuasaan serta peraturan TOK PENGGAWA di dalam rumah.

3. MOVEMENT IN C/ Ali Lee/ 37 seconds
The shortest short we have ever shown?

4. MARIA/ Afiq Deen/ 11 minutes
Maria is fictional thriller film inspired by the record-breaking cases of baby dumping and abandonment by Malaysian muslim women.

5. SIX REVISITED/ Timo/ 1 minute
The second-shortest short we have ever shown?

6. MEMORIA/ Yihwen Chen/ 9 minutes
A girl. A bicycle. And a memory.

7. JEMPUT NAIK/ Ng Ken Kin/5.5 minutes
In conjunction with this year's KL 48 Hours Film Project, we present one of last year's entries by a stalwart of Malaysian Shorts. Caution: there will be blood.

8. BROGA RENDEZVOUS/ Ridhwan Saidi/ 8.5 minutes
Teman lelaki mahu ke Broga, tempat mereka pertama kali bercumbu; tetapi teman wanita tidak ingat malah sesat ketika dalam perjalanan. Dalam masa yang sama seorang guru merindui pemergian pelajar cemerlang sekolah mereka di Broga. Sebuah filpen yang melankolik, dengan sedikit unsur jenaka.

9. LE ONION DE NOIR/ Brad Liew/ 11 min
Over a telephone call, a man can be heard justifying his actions in what he sees as a sign from the divine. As he re-accounts his actions, the lines between his reality and ours blur into a mesh of primal violence. Do we question his psychotic cruelty? Or is it truly his higher calling?

10. EPAL HIJAU DI LUAR PAGAR/ Syahrul Musa/ 26 minutes
Mamat (12 tahun) mengambil upah menjaga kambing di sebuah kawasan perkuburan Cina. Satu petang, hujan lebat. Dia membawa kambing-kambing jagaannya berteduh di tokong Cina berdekatan. Kelaparan membuatkan dia mengambil sebiji epal hijau dari tokong tersebut dan berjanji akan membayarnya semula.

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes
You have probably seen the EXHALATION trailer before...


As for the rest. Let me try to dig it out via Youtube...

Afiq Deen's entire MARIA is online.



Can't find anything on 2010 BMW Shorties winner Chen Yih Wen's MEMORIA(which was shot in Sekinchan, the same place where I shot LOVE SUICIDES and my latest, LAST FRAGMENTS OF WINTER). But you can check out her award-winning film LIKE TOY DOLLS.






Like Toy Dolls by Chen Yih Wen from W.H. Shinajii on Vimeo.


Ng Ken Kin's JEMPUT NAIK is here, in its entirety.


Brad Liew's LE ONION DE NOIR


Le Onion De Noir from Brad Liew on Vimeo.


Trailer for Syahrul Musa EPAL HIJAU DI LUAR PAGAR.


Catch these films on the big screen!

UPDATED: I managed to speak to Memoria director Chen Yih Wen. She pointed me to the Memoria trailer.

Looks very nice, no?

Memoria Trailer from yihwen chen on Vimeo.


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