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Interview: Yeo Yann Yann Talks “Invisible Stories,” Motherly Roles, and Singaporean Narratives

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Hot off the heels of winning Best Actress at the 2019 Golden Horse Awards for "Wet Season," Yeo Yann Yann discusses what's next.

Interview: “Ilo Ilo” and “Wet Season” Director Anthony Chen Talks Casting, Honesty, and Being Away From Home

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Singaporean director Anthony Chen discusses his films "Wet Season" and "Ilo Ilo"—and tells us why he found "Crazy Rich Asians" offensive.

Review: Singapore Film “Wet Season” Blends Coming-of-Age and Feminism

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Anthony Chen's sophomore feature "Wet Season" blends feminism and coming-of-age to show the struggles of a middle-aged Singaporean woman and a teenage student.

Interview: Singaporean Director Eric Khoo Talks “Ramen Teh”

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In "Ramen Teh," director Eric Khoo celebrates the power of food to transcend boundaries.

Review: “Ramen Shop” Blends Food With Singaporean Identity

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Hunger-inducing food scenes and an exploration of Singaporean identity come together in Eric Khoo's latest hit.

“Buffalo Boys” Is the Perfect Western for a Post “Crazy Rich Asians” World

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"Buffalo Boys" director Mike Wiluan suggests that Asian diaspora can look East for a home—and films with strong Asian leads.

Beyond “Crazy Rich Asians”: How Singaporean Films Highlight Grittiness, Not Glamor

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Unlike "Crazy Rich Asians", most Singapore-made offer social critique, not glitz—here are 11 Singaporean films you ought to watch.

Singaporean Film “1400” To Have UK Theatrical Screening on August 27, 2017

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1400, an award-winning Singaporean romance movie, is set to have its UK theatrical premiere at London's renowned Picturehouse Central.

Review: Ilo Ilo (Singapore, 2013)

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Though they share many similarities (both are city-states and major financial centers dominated by a Chinese-speaking populace) Singapore and Hong Kong aren’t so close when...

 
 
 

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