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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Talking about the short films LAST FRAGMENTS OF WINTER and GIRL IN THE WATER @ International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012

I got back from Rotterdam yesterday after spending three nights at the festival. Everything was like a blur, my stay there was so brief (last year, I spent a week in Rotterdam before heading off to Clermont-Ferrand for another week). Already, I'm prepping for a short film shoot in the next few days.

Arriving at Rotterdam in the early morning of Jan 26th, I immediately had to prepare myself for the first festival screening in the afternoon. Not a lot of rest there.

Like I've mentioned in this post. Two short films I was involved in last year, LAST FRAGMENTS OF WINTER (which I directed, and making its European premiere)

[LAST FRAGMENTS OF WINTER] A girl alone on a bridge

And the Danish-Malaysian co-production, GIRL IN THE WATER (co-directed by Jeppe Ronde and Woo Ming Jin, produced and edited by me)

Fern searching for stuff in the Mangrove tree

Were both part of this WAITING FOR SNOW IN MY KAMPONG program, along with an anthology of shorts by other leading Malaysian filmmakers.

Jeppe and I stuck around for the post-screening Q and A session, moderated by programmer Gertjan Zuilhof, where we each talked about our experiences with filming in a foreign country, and also how our ideas came about.

Here's the video. It's pretty brief.