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Alternative Voices Collection

$16.50

Stories by award-winning filmmakers about

  • Exodus by Sherman Ong
  • Mother by Royston Tan
  • Katong Fugue by Boo Junfeng

More on the films below.

Product Description

1. Exodus

DIRECTOR Sherman Ong
COUNTRY Indonesia
YEAR 2003
GENRE Experimental Video
DURATION 30 mins
LANGUAGE Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles
FORMAT PAL DVD, Region 3
SYPNOSIS An encounter between a lower-class ethnic Chinese shampoo girl and a Javanese court dancer sparks an awakening that manifests the dialetics of obsession and the transient nature of human affection. Set against the backdrop of the dominant Javanese culture, this story deals with the aspirations and identity of the two women, each gambling for a better life in a post-Suharto era.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Special Festival Prize – La Cittadella del Corto International Short Film Festival
Runner’s Up Audience Choice Award – Q! Film Festival Jakarta
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Venice International Short Film Festival
Turin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
New York Asian American International Film Festival

2. Mother

DIRECTOR Royston Tan
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2005
GENRE Drama
DURATION 6 mins
LANGUAGE Mandarin with English subtitles
FORMAT PAL DVD, Region 3
SYPNOSIS After 10 years of wandering through his life, a son returns home to reconcile his relationship with his mother. Infused with an ironic mix of nostalgic sentimentality and contempt, Mother is a short film that explores the love/hate relationship between a mother and a son.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Puchon International Film Festival
Slamdunk Film Festival
Hong Kong International Film Festival

 3. Katong Fugue

DIRECTOR Boo Junfeng
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2006
GENRE Drama
DURATION 10 mins
LANGUAGE English
FORMAT PAL DVD, Region 3
SYPNOSIS A film about a boy with a hidden life and a mother desperately trying to reach out, this moving drama is adapted from playwright Alfian Sa’at’s groundbreaking play Landmarks: Asian Boys Vol. 2
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Special Jury Prize – Singapore International Film Festival
Official Selection – Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Q! Film Festival Jakarta

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