New Perspectives / UK premiere

Letters from the South (Nan fang lai xin)

  • Aditya Assarat, Royston Tan, Midi Z, Sun Koh, Tan Chui Mui, Tsai Ming-liang /
  • Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Burma /
  • 2013 /
  • 105 mins

Lee Kang-sheng / Fiction / Chinese, Thai, English

Six talented directors; six cross-cultural encounters.

A reunion in Bangkok between two young Chinese cousins; traditional food at a family gathering in Singapore; a young woman returning from China to her native Myanmar with her grandfather's burial clothes; a Singapore radio station succumbing to Chinese economic and cultural power; a night-time reflection on Malaysian colonisation; an apartment complex in Malaysia visited by a slow-moving Buddhist monk. There's a tone to suit every mood in this alternately wry and lyrical omnibus. [12A]

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