Asian Film Festival - Italia
 

Letters From The South

In this omnibus film, six directors from the region each reflect on the Chinese diaspora. Thai filmmaker Aditya Assarat describes a meeting in Thailand between Paula and her friends, who have Chinese roots, with her cousin Mumu, who was born in China; Royston Tan from Singapore tells of the special meaning that making the traditional Popiah dish has for a Chinese family; Midi Zhao from Myanmar follows the death of a grandfather surrounded by Chinese …

Flooding in the Time of Drought

This fusion of documentary and fiction narrative depicts the lives of foreign migrants as an impending water crisis begins to seep into their lives. With water, or the lack of it, becoming the central motif, this two-part feature length film takes us on a journey across 8 interweaved stories and 10 languages, as the protagonists, consisting of non-professional actors, grapple with this hopefully temporary discomfort, amidst their dalliance with human foibles, and their fantasies of …

Blood Ties

Many people believe when a person dies, his soul returns on the 7th night. After Shun was brutally murdered, his spirit returned to possess his 13 year old sister to exact his revenge. On the 7th night, blood will flow and just desserts will be served.

The High Cost of Living

Yok Wai Leonard Lai The High Cost of Living Singapore 20231 h 36 min Click an icon to see more Metadata Director Yok Wai Leonard Lai Runtime 1 h 36 min Release Date 2023 Country  Singapore Production Digital Media Academy, Singapore Film Commission Images No images were imported for this …

Sayang Disayang

Sambal Goreng – a traditional dish in the Malay Archipelago – is the metaphor for the sizzle, simmer, spice and flavor of a household wherein resides a Tsunami survivor turned domestic helper who struggles to save her job and her bitter retired employer.

3688

Parking attendant Fei Fei has always dreamed of becoming a singer, like her famous namesake – the legendary Taiwanese singer Fong Fei Fei. Fei Fei decides to follow her heart and joins a national talent contest. Her voice and sincerity captures the nation’s heart, pushing her to the finals! But on the final day, her dementia-stricken father disappears…

1400

An exploration of aspects of love: a married couple constantly meeting for rendezvous; a middle-aged man who insists on his dates wearing something from his deceased wife wardrobe; and a poor foreign girl who dreams of settling down with “the right man”.

THE BEST BET

The Best Bet revolves around Richard, Shun and Huang whose friendships are put to a test when one of them struck 4D and decides to keep the winnings all to himself. What consequences will his choice have on this friendship? A satirical comedy, which explores the greed, deceit and also the triumph of the human spirits, The Best Bet is about the consequence of our choices, and the path it will take us once we …

Be with Me

“Be with Me” consists of three stories of love vs. solitude: (1) An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn’t believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by reading an autobiographical book and meeting its author, a deaf and blind lady of his own age. (2) Fatty, a security guard in his fifties, lives for two things: good food and love for a pretty executive living in his block of …

Tatsumi

Animated film based on the life and stories of Manga writer Yoshihiro Tatsumi who revolutionised the art form with darker, more adult stories. The film animates several of his stories.