Festivals & Events
Southeast Asian Showcase
Dinh Le Minh TRINH
A young man returns home to discover his family is unraveling. His mother hopes he will stay, but she wonders about the handsome overseas man he brought home with him.
When three tons of cocaine wash ashore in a peaceful seaside community in the Philippines, two down-on-their-luck surfers are faced with a dilemma: turn it over to the authorities or get lured by easy money?
Laos, Spain, Singapore
An old hermit walks the dusty country roads in Laos in the company of a silent ghost, who perished in a car accident years before, and is forever stuck in the limbo of the real world. When he discovers that his spectral companion can transport him back in time prior to his mother dying from tuberculosis, he trespasses into his own past to convince boy-self to forestall his mother’s suffering.
Sigrid ANDREA BERNARDO
Living alone in the country of Georgia, Filipina migrant worker Mara falls in love with a fellow countryman named Joachim. Soon however, Joachim starts claiming to hear peculiar sounds and see strange visions. Although she begins to fear him, Mara is even more scared of being all alone in a foreign land, and decides to stay. From Joachim’s point of view, however, it seems like Mara is the one going insane. Is someone being UNTRUE? Or is something more malevolent going on?