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November 2006

Excerpts from the official website: “Smell of Rain 【雨之味】, a Mandarin language film, is a simple poignant story about Xiao Qi (Nathaniel Ho), a lonely young man, trapped in his childhood grief of being abandoned just before a rainstorm. The film uses the recurring motif – “the smell of rain” …

Besides A Hero’s Journey, the only other Singapore film nominated in the Asian Festival of 1st Films is Becoming Royston. This is a coming-of-age tale about the son of a prawn farmer in an island village who finds his dreams — and love? — only when he leaves home for …

By Chan Kah Mei, Ho Choon Hiong, Eunice Lau, Christopher Len & Wang Eng Eng Released in 2006 In a nutshell A documentary about former Malayan communists now living in southern Thailand and their attempts to go home. One of the perils of making a film about a controversial political …

Friday night saw the finalists of the Canon DV Festival 2006 gathering in DXO for the awards ceremony. As seems to be the norm for all chic awards ceremonies, the atmosphere was dark, the people dressed to the nines or to the height of eccentricities (Yes, fez boy, I’m talking …

Excerpts from the Official Movie Website: “The film takes a satirical look at the inflexibility of outdated governmental rules and regulations and the rigid mindsets of civil servants who follow rules to a fault, charming and delighting audiences with its humorous and perceptive insights.”

The Asian Festival of First Films opens this week and there are two Singapore films in the running. The first to be screened is a nomination for Best Documentary, A Hero’s Journey.