“Tingin: ASEAN Film Festival”
Shangri-La Plaza is the venue of the film fest where the public may watch Asean’s finest cinematic works for free. Southeast Asia’s diverse societies and cultures are depicted through exceptional cinematic works in Tingin: ASEAN Film Festival
Shangri-La Plaza is the venue of the film fest where the public may watch Asean’s finest cinematic works for free. Southeast Asia’s diverse societies and cultures are depicted through exceptional cinematic works in Tingin: ASEAN Film Festival (Southeast Asia through the Eyes of Cinema). From October 11 to 15, the Shang Cineplex Cinema 4 in Shangri-La Plaza is the venue where the National Commission for Culture and the Arts brings together genuine stories that represent ASEAN countries. This lineup of acclaimed films can be enjoyed for free.
The special Special Jury Award winner of the ASEAN International Film Festival is Myanmar’sKayan Beauties. Three women from the indigenous Kayan group are selling handicrafts in a distant city when their young companion gets abducted by human traffickers.
Wayang from Malaysia is a film about a Master puppeteer who imparts learnings to two young students. Representing Singapore is the film Ilo Ilo which chronicles a neglected son’s genuine bond with his new Filipina nanny, Teresa.
Solo, Solitude from Indonesia is about a political activist poet named Wiji Thukul convicted for triggering pro-democracy riots.
Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria from the Philippines follows a mail-order bride who unwillingly marries an elderly foreigner to appease her mother and save the family from debt and poverty.While Victim from Cambodia is about a primary school teacher who seeks justice for her sexually abused student, but becomes a victim herself.
Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass from Vietnam, a coming of age story that explores the relationship between two brothers as they seek to uncover the truth about the myth of the princess of the enchanted forest and the man-eating white tiger that guards her.
Thailand’s The Island Funeral is about three young city dwellers who travel to Thailand’s conflict-ridden south to visit an aunt they haven’t seen since childhood. Terror of the upheavals catches up with them while on the road, and the young Muslim woman questions the constraints of her ethnicity.
Dearest Sister from Lao PDR is about a village girl who leaves her impoverished town and travels to Vientiane to care for her rich cousin who is losing her sight, but somehow gained the ability to communicate with the dead.
A Yellow Bird tells the story of an ex-convict released from prison.After his mother turns him away, he begins a quest to locate his estranged wife and daughter and discovers an unbearable truth about his family.
Blissfully Yours, meanwhile, is the story of a love affair between a Thai woman and an illegal Burmese immigrant who fails to secure proper work documents.
While Golden Slumbers brings back to life the legends of the lost Cambodian cinema which was destroyed by the Khmer Rouge. The remaining survivors now tell the tale in this documentary film. Of the 400 films produced within 15 years, only 30 remain today.
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