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Edmund Yeo

“The further I was from Malaysia, the more I became aware, or curious, of its politics and history. Perhaps having a little bit of distance allowed me to see things better, thus I had this strong yearning then, to tell stories about contemporary Malaysia and its people.”

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    KINGYO

    Edmund Yeo Japan, 2009

    From director Edmund Yeo comes this short, bittersweet reflection on the relics of a complex love affair. Kingyo shows two lives colliding through the vivid use of a split-screen, imaginatively visualizing this encounter via free-floating memories and incidental moments of visual symmetry.

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    LOVE SUICIDES

    Edmund Yeo Malaysia, 2009

    This short film by Edmund Yeo is a loose adaptation of a short story by Japanese Nobel Prize-winner Yasunari Kawabata. This dark tale of mental abuse between a mother, her daughter, and an absent father, is absorbing in its mounting tension—a portrayal as realistic as it is mysterious.

    INHALATION

    Edmund Yeo Malaysia, 2010

    In this short and teasing ode to young love, Malaysian director Edmund Yeo takes an intimate and introspective look at a relationship. Partly set in Japan, Inhalation holds a mirror up to broader global issues, effortlessly flitting between the self and the world outside.

    LAST FRAGMENTS OF WINTER

    Edmund Yeo Malaysia, 2011

    With his oneiric and contemplative films, Edmund Yeo has earned his place as a startling new voice in Southeast Asian cinema. This short film, which the director himself calls a “cinematic poem,” is a drifting wander through characters and places, imbued with graceful melancholia.

    EXHALATION

    Edmund Yeo Malaysia, 2010

    Edmund Yeo’s enigmatic short film deftly captures grief’s many textures. Shifting between stark monochrome and dappled color, Yeo is finely attuned to the luminosity of the Japanese landscape. This melodious mood piece is rich in atmosphere, and has the strange feel of a dream.

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