LIGHT OF ASIA 6

Golden

14 minutes | Narrative | DCP | Colour | o.v. Tagalog | sub. English

Director:  Lara Isabel Reyes

Upon losing her scholarship, Jade understands that there is only one place where she can ask for help: the Golden Circle, a secret gambling scheme headed by her classmate, Via.

Jade’s experience in the Golden Circle is more than beginner’s luck—she has won so much, yet she soon realizes that there are bigger things beyond a secret gambling scheme: she must face an elaborate system which oppresses everyone in need—people who are just like her.

Director’s Filmography

2019: Golden (short)

Happiness is An Allegory, Unhappiness A Story

24 minutes | Narrative | DCP | Colour | o.v. Tagalog, English | sub. English

Director: JP Habac

It’s been months since the country was put under quarantine. Two guys having problems with their respective partners find refuge in each other’s company. Before the day ends, they each decide on the fate of their relationships.

Director’s Filmography

2020: Happiness is An Allegory, Unhappiness A Story (short)

Contact: JP Habac : jphabac@gmail.com

Elsa

8 minutes | Documentary | DCP | Colour | o.v. Mandarin, English 

Director:  Lim Jen Nee

6-year old Stanley has a year left to be Disney’s Queen Elsa to his heart’s content, before formal education starts.

Director’s Filmography

2019: Elsa (short)

God’s Daughter Dances 

25 minutes | Narrative | DCP | Colour | o.v. Korean | sub. English

Director:  Sungbin BYUN

A transgender female dancer, Shin-mi, gets a call from the Military Manpower Administration, to attend for the Military Service Examination. Shin-mi, with everything in readiness, takes her steps to the Military Manpower Administration.

Director’s Filmography

2020: God’s Daughter Dances (short)

2015: The Chicken of Wuzuh (short)

2014: Horn (short)

Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall

30 minutes | Narrative | DCP | Colour | o.v. Thailand | sub. English

Director:  Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke

The queer espionage film made in the tradition of Cold-War-era Thai dubbed film. A ladyboy prostitute-cum-spy is assigned a mission to disguise as a cis-masculine gay to spy on a student activist.

Director’s Filmography

2020: Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall (short)

 

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