Tuesday, October 04, 2005

** Artistique **


I'm very very busy... and will have a weekend of work to look forward to, so I cannot make it for the movie....
I've called the guy who's helping to arrange the event and he said that anyone who wants to watch the movies can just turn up and pay at the door.
Seating is first come, first serve...

So, for those who are going... have fun!
(Do come back with gripes/ rants on how bad/ great it was....)


There's an interesting film event coming up this weekend..


Title ~ Company of Shorts 2005
Venue ~ Auditorium of HELP University College, BZ-2 Pusat Bandar Damansara, 50490, Kuala Lumpur
Date ~ Sat, 8 and Sun, 9 October 2005
Time ~ 3pm and 8pm
Price ~ RM 5

Synopsis ~
The Company of Shorts will showcase some of the latest works by both new and established local filmmakers. The films cover various themes, subjects, styles and forms. What makes this batch of short films so special though was the communal effort and rapport that existed between the filmmakers. The filmmakers' each helped produce, edit, act (in some occasions) and handle the lighting. This joint effort helped to bring the filmmakers and their works together.

Details of Shorts ~
"It's possible Your Heart Cannot Be Broken" (15 min) by Woo Ming Jin
A black comedy about the innocence and disintegration of love.

"Secret Past" (10 min) by Sylvia Ong
Cast list: Kiew Suet Kim
It was her mother secret past, wanting to be discovered by Kim who loved her mom but never really knew her.

"Flower" (19min) by Liew Seng Tat
Language: Chinese
From a passionate lovely young girl to an old wrinkly weak woman, grandma doesn't have much time left to live. There is one thing she wishes to do while she's still alive, which is to experience the happiest moment of her life again.

"Majidee" (15 min) by Azharr Rudin
Language: Malay with English subtitles
Of men in transit.

"Sometimes Love is Beautiful" (12 min) by: James Lee
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Cast: Tan Chui Mui, Mien Lor, Yap Kok Choong and Jimmy Choong
The laundry girl and motorcycle girl have been best friends since childhood. Over the years their relationship has changed somewhat. The laundry girl is two-timing her boyfriend; the motorcycle girl continues to help keep it a secret. The motorcycle girl remains single and the laundry girl continues her search for true love. Or maybe due to some unforeseen circumstances the girls will continue to keep their real feelings from each other and remain best friends.

"La Invitation" (19 min) by Charlotte Lim
Siao Qian is pregnant by her boyfriend who has left her. She tries to get rid of the baby. But she's shocked by her own act of irresponsibility. She decides to keep the child and struggles to tell her mother about her pregnancy, as she's in the midst of preparing for Siao Qian's brothers wedding. In the end, Siao Qian misses her brother's wedding and returns to Kuala Lumpur alone.

"Follow Me" (7 min) by Albert Hue
He wakes up and finds strange notes in the house, a game played by his lover perhaps? What he discovers is not important but will he ever discover what he's following? Or is his lover really playing games?

"Self Portrait" (20 min) by Kok Kai Foong
An artist lost her self-portrait on a trip with her secret lover. Strange things then begin to happen to them.

"Ah Guan & Ting Ting" (20 min) by Alan Tham
A dark comedy (apparently) about a stalker who kidnaps the girl he admires. He keeps her in a big drum in an abandoned building. But at the same time there are a few more drums with his victims. Who are they?

"Company of Mushroom" (30 min) by Tan Chui Mui
Cast list: Ho Yuhang, Pete Teo, John Rock, Looi Yook Tao
Company of Mushrooms is the name of a pizza. Not everyone likes pizza and not everyone like mushrooms. Even if you like pizza and mushrooms, it doesn't make you like a pizza top with plenty of mushrooms. (Note by J: .......wtf??)

Presented by MIF (Malaysia Independent Filmmakers), Sense Club and Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia.

Source: KakiSeni.com.my

Well,... not all the short films are in English....
(actually, just 2 films - with no subtitles, what more)
....but all 10 of them sound pretty interesting.

I was thinking of going for the Saturday session at 3 pm.
(It should take about 3 hours in total if we watch everything)

Is anyone interested?

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1 comment:


    Penny For Your Thoughts

    Hrmmm... sounds good! Although i think i'll only be able to attend it on Sunday evening.

    Mind if i spread the word around?
    Pat | Homepage | 10.05.05 - 11:39 am | #


    Sure, no probs...
    Go right ahead...

    J | Homepage | 10.05.05 - 1:04 pm | #


    its only RM5?
    i wanna go!!!
    keep me updated?
    sin | 10.05.05 - 9:11 pm | #


    Ok, i've put it up!
    Pat | Homepage | 10.06.05 - 3:52 am | #


    Ooooh sounds interesting! Joa, anyone else goin on the Sat 3pm session?
    Bluryee | Homepage | 10.06.05 - 11:46 am | #


    So far it's just me and one more friend....
    Are you going to bring anyone?

    J | Homepage | 10.06.05 - 3:23 pm | #


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