Ciao Ciao is focused on the malfunctions of China’s urbanist ideology, and how they are realised in the setting of uncertain personal lives.
We spoke to Junfeng Boo, director of APPRENTICE, about the ramifications of capital punishment in Singapore, its shared colonial history with Australia, and his choice to shoot in NSW gaols.
Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s THE ASSASSIN is incredible liminal wuxia told in ellipses: by steam and smoke
ILO ILO is a quintessentially Singaporean film: in both its evocations of specifically localised and intricately detailed sensory impressions, and treatment of the intersections of socio-economic orders with interpersonal and interior experience.
‘Dancing in the Room’ is the aesthetic daydream Peng Lei – to dismiss it as a film about self-conceived artists who don’t make art is to miss that the artwork is the content of the film itself