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Sunday, December 04, 2011

4 of my short films online now thanks to Yxine Film Fest's Mini-Focus on me.

The YxineFF is an annual online short film festival that focuses mostly on Vietnamese short films, and also some South East Asian ones.

I met its founder Marcus Manh Cuong Vu at last year's Hamburg International Film Festival, when he moderated the question and answer for THE TIGER FACTORY screening (Ming Jin the director couldn't go, so I went on his behalf as the immensely cute producer). He also later did a short interview with me about Malaysian Independent Cinema and other stuff.

I'm very honoured that this year's Yxine Film Festival is doing a mini-focus on me. For a temporary amount of time, four of my previous short films are uploaded online for the viewing pleasure of audiences, all of them except INHALATION are actually loose adaptations of Yasunari Kawabata's works.

They are: (click links of titles to view them)

One of my earlier short films, LOVE SUICIDES (2009). It premiered at the Paris Cinema International Film Festival in 2009 and won Best Director awards in Shenzhen's China Mobile Film Festival 2009 and Doi Saket International Film Festival 2010.

[Love Suicides] The girl (Arika Lee) plays with the red balloon

My rather popular KINGYO (2009). Which premiered at Venice Film Festival in 2009.

kingyo poster

My little-seen experimental short THE WHITE FLOWER (2010), which is definitely worth a watch.

Zhu Dan and Toru Inamura in THE WHITE FLOWER

And finally, INHALATION (2010), which won the Best Asian Short Film in last year's Pusan Film Festival (now Busan) and also competed at this year's Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. It is actually a spin-off of THE TIGER FACTORY.

Inhalation poster

So, if you are interested in catching my films, please check them out!

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