Preview/ Letters from the South

Directed by Aditya Assarat, Midi Z, Royston Tan, Sun Koh, Tan Chui Mui & Tsai Ming-Liang

Six Chinese-born filmmakers living in South-East Asia each made a short film to represent their feelings about their homeland. Among them, Aditya Assarat’s Now Now Now relates a Chinese-Thai schoolgirl’s meeting with her cousin from mainland China; Royston Tan’s Popiah explores Chinese culinary traditions, while Tsai Ming-Liang’s Walking on Water casts a contemplative reflection on the building where he grew up. As a collection, Letters from the South offers a series of poetic meditations on Chinese diaspora that present a broad perspective of Chinese cultural identities in Asia today.

With thanks to Day for Night.

105 minutes


Full English

Country of origin:
Burma, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand