Section: Southeast Asian Showcase

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TIONG BAHRU SOCIAL CLUB

Meet Ah Bee (Thomas Pang): an office worker who always puts on a smile for others. For his thirtieth birthday, his doting mother (Guat Kian Goh) gifts him membership to Tiong Bahru Social Club, a new kampong (village)-style planned community that algorithmically maximizes the happiness of its residents through an all-seeing artificial intelligence. When Ah …

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WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE

In Tacloban, the sky clears, and the worst of Typhoon Haiyan has passed. But for Miguel (Daniel Padilla) and his mother, Norma (Charo Santos-Concio), the real ordeal is what comes after. As radios crackle with unconfirmed rumors of another impending storm, Miguel and his girlfriend Andrea (Rans Rifol) search for passage aboard a Manila-bound ship, …

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MONEY HAS FOUR LEGS

Wai Bhone, a young film director living in the shadow of his accomplished father, struggles to balance his life as an artist with the real struggles of everyday life in Myanmar. State censors are breathing down his neck to change the story, his producer wants the ending recut as a romantic comedy, and his deadbeat …

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KARMALINK

Growing up in the slums of Phnom Penh, Leng Heng has learned about the reality of his world, which is doused in poverty and constant fear of forced relocation. During the day, he plays with his rascal friends and helps his aging grandmother. At night, he dreams of his past life. After being awoken by …

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