13 LITTLE PICTURES

13 Little Pictures at 7th Singapore Short Cuts

Posted in Uncategorized by Daniel Hui on August 4, 2010

One Day in June; Daniel Hui 2010

Three 13 Little Pictures filmmakers are screening their films at the 7th Singapore Short Cuts! The festival, organized by the National Museum of Singapore, is one of Singapore’s leading short film showcases, and we are deeply honored to be part of the programme this year. Peep, by Wesley Leon Aroozoo, has already been screened to an enthusiastic audience last Sunday. Sherman Ong and Daniel Hui will be screening When the End of Winter Is Almost Spring and One Day in June this Saturday 7 Aug, at 2pm. The screening will see the local premiere of One Day in June, which had its world premiere earlier this year at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Here is what the programmers have to say about our films:

On Wesley’s Peep:

There are no sharks, at least of the Animal Planet variety, in Wesley Aroozoo’s Peep. However, the combination of the noun ‘Shark’ and the verb ‘Peep’ does clue us in on the subject of this experimental short about loan sharks. More significantly, the film deals with the irreversibility of one’s personal history, which arises from the obliteration of the family unit in the aftermath of a singularly historic event.

On Sherman’s When the End of Winter Is Almost Spring:

The drama unfolds as a series of stylized dance vignettes set amidst the banality of urban realism. As such, most of the dance sequences in which the terms of the struggles are laid bare and devoid of music. The palpable effect of such a disparity of style turns the attention from the usual mechanics of realist drama to a heightened realism created through choreography and movement. The choreography by Kuik Swee Boon, Xiao Jing and Vincent Yong, all of whom are also the actors in this film, effectively articulated the human frailty of the three characters.

On Daniel’s One Day in June:

Throughout the presentation of the narrative, Hui is interested in images that are uneasy of themselves – images that seem to want to be other images. With a Heideggerian ontological concern in mind, Hui pushes each image to the horizon of being and non-being, and of truth and illusion.

Tickets are free for collection at the National Museum, and the screening will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers. Be sure to catch us there!

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