A Land Imagined






TITLE
A LAND IMAGINED
by Yeo Siew Hua
Singapore, France, The Netherlands
2018


SYNOPSIS
Wang suffers a worksite accident and is anxious about repatriation. Unable to sleep, Wang starts frequenting a dreamy cybercafé in the dead of the night. Hoping to look for some form of human connection in this foreign land he feels alienated from, Wang forms a virtual friendship with a mysterious gamer that takes a sinister turn. When Wang suddenly disappears, Lok digs deep into the trail leading to a land reclamation site, in order to uncover the truth beneath all that sand.


ACCOLADES
71st Locarno Film Festival 2018 (Switzerland)
  • Golden Leopard (Pardo d'Oro) for Best Film, International Competition
  • 1st Prize, Junior Jury Awards
  • Special Mention, Ecumenical Jury
  • Best Actress, Boccalino d’Oro Award, Swiss independent critics (Luna Kwok)

29th Singapore International Film Festival 2018
  • Best Film, Asian Feature Film Competition, Silver Screen Awards
  • Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award (Yeo Siew Hua)
  • Swarovski Inspiring Woman in Film Award (Luna Kwok)

2nd El Gouna Film Festival 2018 (Egypt)
  • El Gouna Gold Star, Best Film, Feature Narrative Competition

6th QCinema International Film Festival 2018 (Philippines)
  • Pylon Best Picture, Asian Next Wave Competition

2nd Nepal International Film Festival 2019
  • Best International Feature Film, Gautam Buddha Award

12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2018 (Australia)
  • Young Cinema Award (Yeo Siew Hua)
  • Achievement in Cinematography (Hideho Urata)

63rd Seminci – Valladolid International Film Festival 2018 (Spain)
  • Best Cinematography (Hideho Urata)

2nd Pingyao International Film Festival 2018 (China)
  • Jury Prize, Roberto Rossellini Awards

48th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019 (Netherlands)
  • Special Mention, Youth Jury Award

3rd London East Asia Film Festival 2018 (UK)
  • Special Jury Mention

Singapore’s 2020 Entry at the 92nd Academy Awards
  • International Feature Film

Now available on NETFLIX



QUOTES
“Stunning (...) A dreamy neo-noir that unfolds like a Singaporean Chinatown.”
— IndieWire


“The score is jazzy, the mood is fatalistic and there is the sense that the case of one individual will reveal bittersweet truths about the state of the nation.”
— Screen International

“A reflection oscillating between dream and nightmare, magnificently realized by the moving images of cinematographer Hideho Urata.”
— Les Temps


“Clearly marks a director to watch.”
— Mubi


“A pleasingly seductive mix of social drama and urban noir...confidently plumbs cinema's oneiric depths.”
— Film Comment


CREDITS
Writer & Director: YEO SIEW HUA
Producer: FRAN BORGIA
Co-Producers: GARY GOH, JEAN-LAURENT CSINIDIS, DENIS VASLIN
Executive Producers: MELVIN ANG, NG SAY YONG
Associate Producer: DAN KOH
Director of Photography: HIDEHO URATA
Production Designer: JAMES PAGE
Costume Designer: MEREDITH LEE
Editor: DANIEL HUI
Sound Designer: DAMIEN GUILLAUME
Sound Mixer: GILLED BENARDEAU
Music Composer: TEO WEI YONG
Cast: PETER YU, LIU XIAOYI, LUNA KWOK, JACK TAN, ISHTIAQUE ZICO

An AKANGA FILM ASIA, MM2 ENTERTAINMENT, FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE, VOLYA FILMS Production


TECHNICAL SPECS
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Colour
Countries: SINGAPORE, FRANCE, THE NETHERLANDS
Languages: ENGLISH, MANDARIN, BENGALI
Runtime: 95’
Sales Agent: VISIT FILMS


TRAILER

Official DVD

A LAND IMAGINED Special Collector’s DVD Box Set available for online purchase at OBJECTIFS
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667 — Nocturne




TITLE
667 - NOCTURNE
by Liao Jiekai
Singapore
2017


SYNOPSIS
Ever since Jianxiong disappeared a few years ago due to his involvement in underground communist activities, Meifeng has been trying to move on in life without her lover. A visit to his family on Chinese New Year’s Eve brings back familiarity and stirs up unexpected tensions.


ACCOLADES
22nd Busan International Film Festival 2017 (South Korea)
  • Official Selection


QUOTES
“A tantalising opener for the 667 anthology.”
— SINdie


CREDITS
Writer & Director: LIAO JIEKAI
Producer: FRAN BORGIA
Executive Producer: ROYSTON TAN
Director of Photography: HIDEHO URATA
Production Designer: JAMES PAGE
Costume Designer: MEREDITH LEE
Editor: LIAO JIEKAI
Supervising Sound Editor: TING LI LIM
Music Composer: TAN QING LUN
Cast: DOREN TOH, ALVIN CHIAM, OU YANJING, BENJAMIN TAN, JALYN HAN, YORO TAN, SHERRAINE LAW, SAMANTHA TEO, BOO JUNFENG, DAN KOH, TAN QINGLUN

An AKANGA FILM ASIA Production


TECHNICAL  SPECS
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Colour
Country: SINGAPORE
Languages: ENGLISH, MANDARIN, HOKKIEN
Runtime: 75’ / Segment: 19’


TRAILER

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Apprentice






TITLE
APPRENTICE
by Boo Junfeng
Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Qatar
2016


SYNOPSIS
Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory’s top prison. He lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Rahim also takes notice of the principled and diligent Aiman. When Rahim’s assistant suddenly quits, he asks Aiman to become his apprentice. Aiman tells Suhaila of his new job position, but Suhaila becomes upset, as their father was actually executed by Rahim. Aiman knew this all along. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a haunted past to possibly take over as the next chief executioner?


ACCOLADES
69th Cannes Film Festival 2016 (France)
  • Un Certain Regard, Official Selection

21st Busan International Film Festival 2016 (South Korea)
  • Rising Director Award

4th QCinema International Film Festival 2016 (Philippines)
  • Best Film, Asian New Wave Competition

53rd Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2016 (Taiwan)
  • NETPAC Award

41st Toronto International Film Festival 2016 (Canada)
  • Official Selection

36th Hawaii International Film Festival 2016 (USA)
  • Official Selection

25th St. Louis International Film Festival 2016 (USA)
  • International Faith Award

31st Fribourg International Film Festival 2017 (Switzerland)
  • Grand Prix & Critics Award

Singapore’s 2017 Entry at the 89th Academy Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film 


QUOTES
“Suspenseful… Tightly focused and ambitious.”
— Screen International


“Formidable filmmaking talent.”
— The Hollywood Reporter

“Fascinating and well-directed.”
— South China Morning Post


CREDITS
Writer & Director: BOO JUNFENG 
Story: BOO JUNFENG, RAYMOND PHATHANAVIRANGOON  
Producers: RAYMOND PHATHANAVIRANGOON, FRAN BORGIA, TAN FONG CHENG
Executive Producers: ERIC KHOO, PANG HO-CHEUNG, SUBI LIANG, JIM ROGERS, PAIGE PARKER
Co-Producers: JONAS KATZENSTEIN, MAXIMLIAN LEO, TOM DERCOURT, SOPHIE ERBS
Associate Producers: HUANG JUNXIANG, RACHEL HIGGINS, PHILLIPP STENDEBACH 
Director of Photography: BENOIT SOLER 
Production Designer: JAMES PAGE 
Art Director: ANDY PHUA
Costume Designer: MEREDITH LEE
Editors: NATALIE SOH, LEE CHATAMETIKOOL
Supervising Sound Editor: TING LI LIM
Composers: ALEXANDER ZEKKE, MATTHEW JAMES KELLY

Cast: FIR RAHMAN, WAN HANAFI SU, MASTURA AHMAD, KOH BOON PIN, NICKSON CHENG, CRISPIAN CHAN, GERALD CHEW

An AKANGA FILM ASIA, PEANUT PICTURES, ZHAO WEI FILMS Production in Co-Production with AUGENSCHEIN FILMPRODUKTION, CINEMA DEFACTO in association with MAKING FILM PRODUCTIONS, INFINITE FRAMEWORKS


TECHNICAL SPECS
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Colour
Countries: SINGAPORE, GERMANY, FRANCE, HONG KONG, QATAR
Languages: MALAY, ENGLISH
Runtime: 96’
Sales Agent:  LUXBOX


TRAILER
Official DVD 

APPRENTICE Special Collector’s DVD Box Set available for online purchase at OBJECTIFS
Mark

A Yellow Bird






TITLE
A YELLOW BIRD
by K. Rajagopal
Singapore, France
2016


SYNOPSIS
After serving eight years in jail, Siva is released back into a world outside bars. He has to grapple with his minority status and the fractures he created within his family. With a mother who rejected him, and a society that offers no respite, Siva roams the streets as a vagabond. He befriends Chen Chen, a Chinese prostitute who connects with him through their shared desperation. When Siva discovers a terrible truth, he plunges into a liminal zone between death and redemption.


ACCOLADES
55th Critics Week, Cannes Film Festival 2016 (France)
  • In Competition

14th Vladivostok International Film Festival 2016 (Russia)
  • In Competition

21st Busan International Film Festival 2016 (South Korea)
  • Official Selection

47th International Film Festival of India 2016
  • Official Selection

27th Singapore International Film Festival 2016
  • In Competition

ASEAN Film Awards 2017 (Vietnam)
  • Best Film



Now available on NETFLIX


QUOTES
“A slow-burning, finely crafted film.”
— India Today


“Relentless realism.
— Variety Magazine

“An abrasive experience.
— South China Morning Post


CREDITS
Director: K. RAJAGOPAL
Producer: FRAN BORGIA
Co-Producers: CLAIRE LAJOUMARD, JEREMY CHUA
Writers: JEREMY CHUA, K. RAJAGOPAL
Director of Photography: MICHAEL ZAW
Production Designer: JAMES PAGE
Costume Designer: MEREDITH LEE
Editor: FRAN BORGIA
Location Sound Mixer: JUSTIN LOH
Sound Designer: ROMAN DYMNY
Colorist: YOV MOOR
Cast: SIVAKUMAR PALAKRISHNAN, HUANG LU, SEEMA BISWAS, UDAYA SOUNDARI, NITHIYIA RAO, INDRA CHANDRAN


An AKANGA FILM ASIA Production in Co-Production with ACROBATES FILMS in association with POTOCOL


TECHNICAL SPECS

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Colour
Countries: SINGAPORE, FRANCE
Languages: TAMIL, MANDARIN, ENGLISH, HOKKIEN
Runtime: 112’
Sales Agent:  ALPHA VIOLET


TRAILER
Official DVD

A YELLOW BIRD Special Collector’s DVD Box Set available for online purchase at OBJECTIFS
Mark

A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery





TITLE
A LULLABY TO THE SORROWFUL MYSTERY
by Lav Diaz
Philippines, Singapore
2016


SYNOPSIS
Set during the Philippine Revolution of 1896 – 1897 against the Spanish colonials, A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery interconnects four narrative threads revolving around this historic event - The story of the ballad Jocelynang Baliwag which became the hymn of the revolution; Gregoria de Jesus’ harrowing search for the body of her vanquished husband, Andres Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution; the journey of Filipino fictional book heroes Simon and Isagani; as well as the role of the Philippine mythical heroes of strength, Bernardo Carpio and the half man half horse Tikbalang/ Engkanto on the Filipino psyche. This mind-bending film is a marriage of history, literature and mythology.


ACCOLADES
66th Berlin International Film Festival 2016 (Germany)
  • Silver Bear, Alfred Bauer Prize

40th Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection

38th Moscow International Film Festival 2016 (Russia)
  • Official Selection

64th San Sebastian International Film Festival 2016 (Spain)
  • Zabaltegi Section

29th Tokyo International Film Festival 2016 (Japan)
  • World Focus


QUOTES
“An ambitious statement by one of contemporary cinema’s authentic radicals.”
— Screen Daily


“Certainly one of Diaz’s finest films.
— Cinema Scope


CREDITS
Writer & Director: LAV DIAZ
Producers: BIANCA BALBUENA, PAUL SORIANO
, LAV DIAZ
Co-Producers: FRAN BORGIA, JEREMY CHUA
Director of Photography: LARRY MANDA
Production Designer: POPO DIAZ
Costume Designer: JONAH BALLARAN
Editor: LAV DIAZ
Sound Designer: MARC LOCSIN
Music Composer: ELY BUENDIA, DANNY FABELLA
Cast: PIOLO PASCUAL, JOHN LLOYD CRUZ, HAZEL ORENCIO, BERNARDO BERNARDO, SID LUCERO

A TEN17P, EPICMEDIA, SINE OLIVIA PILIPINAS Production in Co-Production with POTOCOL, AKANGA FILM ASIA


TECHNICAL SPECS
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Black & White
Country: PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE
Languages: TAGALOG, SPANISH
Runtime: 485’
Sales Agent:  FILMS BOUTIQUE


TRAILER

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