Kingyo 25 mins
Exhalation 21 mins
Inhalation 17 mins
Last Fragments of Winter 24 mins
The screening will be moderated by Film Critic Philip Cheah. It will be followed by an In-Conversation between Philip Cheah and producer Nandita Solomon (whose film Bunohan will be shown at 6pm) on building a career through short films and film festival success.
About Edmund Yeo
Edmund Yeo's works have screened at major film festivals around the world, garnering critical acclaim. He was the youngest Malaysian director to ever compete at the Venice Film Festival in 2009 with his Japanese-language short “Kingyo” (2009). The following year, he won the Sonje Award for Best Asian Short Film at the Busan International Film Festival with his Malaysian short, “Inhalation” (2010) and competed at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Some of his other short films, like “Exhalation” (2010) “Last Fragments of Winter” (2011) were also invited to film festivals, the latter receiving a special cultural award from the Japan Tourism Board commissioner.
His debut feature film “River of Exploding Durians” premiered at the Main Competition section of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2014. The first Malaysian film in history to attain this honour. "River of Exploding Durians" later played at film festivals in Rotterdam, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seoul etc.
Aside from directing, Yeo is also the producer, editor and co-writer of Woo Ming Jin’s films “The Elephant and the Sea” (2007), “Woman on Fire Looks for Water” (2009), “The Tiger Factory” (2010), which premiered at Cannes Film Festival and “Second Life of Thieves” (2014). They are both part of Greenlight Pictures.