Poetic Justice: Personalising Politics on Screen

  • August 4, 2017 | 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM | Friday
  • The Arts House at the Old Parliament


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Poetic Justice: Personalising Politics on Screen presents a series of contemporary fictional films from Southeast Asia and a panel discussion with the filmmakers. Using the notion of “poetic justice” as a point of departure, the session will examine the intersections between fictional filmmaking and real-life political events in national histories.

Join film directors Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand), Edmund Yeo (Malaysia), Green Zeng (Singapore) and Yosep Anggi Noen (Indonesia) as we seek to traverse along the real, the hypothetical and the ideal informed by their creative decisions.

Organised by Asian Film Archive
Supported by The Arts House at The Old Parliament

Featured Films

All screenings will be held at Screening Room, The Arts House from 4-6 Aug

Solo, Solitude (Istirahatlah Kata-Kata, 2016, Indonesia)
directed by Yosep Anggi Noen
NC16 (Some coarse language)
*Singapore Premiere

By the Time It Gets Dark (Dao Khanong, 2016, Thailand)
directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong
PG13 (Some coarse language)

River of Exploding Durians (2014, Malaysia)
directed by Edmund Yeo
PG13 (Some mature content)

The Return (2015, Singapore)
directed by Green Zeng
PG13 (Some mature content)

Flowers in the Wall (Bunga dan Tembok, 2016, Indonesia)
directed by Eden Junjung
*Singapore Premiere

329 (2014, Thailand)
directed by Tinnawat Chankloi
PG13 (Some mature content)

A Short Film on the May 13 Generation (2014, Singapore)
directed by Jason Soo
Rating TBA

Panel Discussion

Session will be held at Living Room, The Arts House on Sunday, 6 Aug, 4:30pm-6pm

Anocha Suwichakornpong (By The Time It Gets Dark)
Edmund Yeo (River of Exploding Durians)
Green Zeng (The Return)
Yosep Anggi Noen (Solo, Solitude)

Professor Adam Knee
Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Media and Creative Industries
LASALLE College of the Arts



About Reframe:

An initiative by the Asian Film Archive, Reframe is a series that aims to bring together diverse audiences and the film community at large through an innovative range of programmes, encouraging dialogue and examining topics surrounding cinema and the moving image.

By asking the hard questions and re-looking at trends and issues critically, the series will construct meaningful frameworks that bring forth multi-perspective viewpoints and an increased appreciation of film and culture.