Ho Yuhang’s Shorts | SEA of Sadness

  • August 18, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Sunday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: Ho Yuhang
Runtime: 98 minutes
Country: Malaysia
Language: Various with English subtitles

One may consider Ho Yuhang as, first and foremost, a creator of exciting genre efforts in feature-filmmaking. But, as this programme demonstrates, his short films possess the same capacity to  thrill, startle, and amuse us through a versatility in managing different tones and styles.

As I Lay Dying
Year: 2007
Runtime: 11 mins
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles

A boy comes home soaking wet. He contracts a fever and ruminates on the possibility of impending death.

Winner of the Ammodo Tiger Short Award (Best Short Film) at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2008) and the Grand Prix (Best Film) of the Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Competition (2008)

Open Verdict
Year: 2011
Runtime: 20 mins
Language: English, Malay, Cantonese with English subtitles

A comic neo-noir where Hong Kong narcotics agents act on a tip from their Malaysian counterparts, just as a mysterious tourist checks into a seedy hotel with a very, very heavy suitcase.

Year: 2016
Runtime: 5 mins
Language: No dialogue

The war has ended. A soldier finds himself in a vast, barren field in the middle of nowhere, not knowing why he is there. He encounters a stranger who helps him recall his existence. An interpretation of Latiff Mohidin’s painting Aku, a portrait of Indonesian poet Chairil Anwar.

Trespassed (門)
Year: 2016
Runtime: 32 mins
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles

After her father goes missing, a young girl slowly becomes entirely possessed by grief. It seems as if an outside force has taken control of her emotions.

No One Is Illegal
Year: 2011
Runtime: 30 mins
Language: English

Bendera, an Indonesian nationalist group, is angry with Malaysia. Its leader has asked for his country to declare war on Malaysia. Having affection for Indonesia, our Malaysian filmmaker does not understand why some of its people hate him and his country. So he asks them why.