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  • Writer's pictureDan Koh

my fave films of SGIFF 2023

some thoughts on the limited films i saw at this year's Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), its 34th edition (though we were born in the same year). they were written on the fly, and emerging from the darkness of cinemas, on IG Stories, because we seem to prefer limited words as part of time-limited pictures nowadays!


limited to mid-length and feature films, in no particular order:


Jow Zhi Wei, 'Tomorrow Is a Long Time', 2023


Tulapop Saenjaroen, "Mangosteen", 2023

Badrul Hisham Ismail, 'Maryam Pagi Ke Malam', 2023

Komtouch Napattaloong, 'Hours of Ours', 2023

Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky, 'Werckmeister Harmonies', 2000/2023 (restoration)

Thaiddhi, Nay Wunn Ni, Myo Thar Khin, Aung Min, and Lamin Oo, 'Ten Years Myanmar', 2023

Phạm Thiên Ân, 'Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell', 2023


Amanda Nell Eu, 'Tiger Stripes', 2023


Christian Petzold, 'Afire', 2023

P/S: Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell ended up deservedly winning Best Film!

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