Short Film Programme:
The People We Revisit

  • February 1, 2020 | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre


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3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
(U.P. $10 per ticket)

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Directed by: Various
Runtime: 86 min
Country: Various
Language: Various with English subtitles
Rating: Various

The act of revisiting demands an alternate way of perceiving. The People We Revisit showcases a series of short films that conjures familiar visages and reconfigures them in ways that are distinctly intimate yet estranged. The histories embodied by these icons become intertwined and repossessed by the psychology of an enigmatic other.

Part of the State of Motion 2020: Rushes of Time film programme


Mary, Mary So Contrary

马俐连梦录 / Nelson Yeo / Singapore / 2019 / 15’ / Mandarin, Malay, English / PG (Some Frightening Scenes)

Repurposing and manipulating footage from two classic films and the filmmaker’s own personal footage, Mary, Mary, So Contrary weaves together a phantasmagoric narrative about a Chinese woman named Ma Li (from Fei Mu’s Spring in a Small Town) who dreams that she is a Caucasian woman named Mary (from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes).


Eleven Men 

Mười một người đàn ông / Nguyễn Trinh Thi / Vietnam / 2016 / 28’ / Vietnamese / PG

Eleven Men is composed of scenes from various Vietnamese classics featuring actress Nhu Quynh. Spanning three decades of her legendary career (1966-2000), most of these films were produced by the state-owned Vietnam Feature Film Studio. The film’s accompanying text is adapted from Kafka’s story, “Eleven Sons”, which begins with a father’s declaration, “I have eleven sons,” then describes them in acute, ironic detail. With equal irony, the film begins with a woman stating: “I have eleven men.”


The Orbit

轨道 / Bo Wang / China / 2019 / 22’ / Mandarin, English / PG

Commissioned by the Guangdong Times Museum, this work, inspired by a Chinese athlete’s defection in the 1980s, explores the relationship between body and state, individuality and collectivity.


Chinx Without Swords

Eric Lee Loong / Singapore / 2018 / 21’ / English / PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

Through an irreverent use of scenes from Broken Blossoms, this film disfigures not only D.W. Griffith’s timeless classic, but also notions of what makes a good Confucian. Griffith’s film is reimagined as a text-based romantic comedy, with characters from the original film being transported to contemporary Singapore.

Winner of the Best Experimental Short Film Award at the Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival (2018)


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