Thursday, January 27, 2011

Boo Junfeng: Singapore?s filmmaker with a cause

Boo Junfeng

Singapore is often viewed as a lightweight when it comes to world cinema.

Censored, marginalized and unpopular with local audiences, Singaporean films have struggled to make an impact.

But one filmmaker is bucking that perception: Boo Junfeng, young, talented and unafraid to tackle issues such as human rights, homosexuality and national identity.

One of the most promising directors to emerge from Singapore in recent years, the 27 year-old's first feature film, "Sandcastle" (2010), was shown at Cannes International Film Festival. His short films, "Un Retrato De Familia" (2004), "Katong Fugue" (2007), "Tanjong Rhu" (2008), "Keluar Baris" (2008) and "Bedok Jetty" (2008) have screened at various film festivals around the world.

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