In the House of Straw (Director’s Cut, 2009)

  • June 21, 2023 | 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM | Wednesday
  • Oldham Theatre


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This screening is a director’s cut and will be accompanied with a post-screening in-person discussion with Director Yeo Siew Hua at Oldham Theatre

Director: Yeo Siew Hua
Runtime: 101 mins
Language: English with subtitles
Country: Singapore
Rating: M18


Over the summer break, Zhi Wen decides to move out of his parents’ house to live with two friends. He discovers that Ah Pin and Mark are professional bicycle thieves and a magical personality game they play causes them to switch identities with one another. Zhi Wen finds himself entrapped in a strange world of vice and deception.

An interpretation of the story of the three little pigs set in the modern landscape of urbanized Singapore, In the House of Straw is the debut feature of Singaporean filmmaker Yeo Siew Hua, who started making the film when he was 21. The film competed for the Golden Kinnaree Award at the 2009 Bangkok International Film Festival. His second feature A Land Imagined won the Golden Leopard at the 71st Locarno Film Festival in 2018. In 2021, Yeo received the Young Artist Award, Singapore’s highest award for young arts practitioners.

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