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NEW WAVES | NELICIA LOW: IN THE CONFESSION BOOTH: TRUTH AND GRIT ON A FILMIC CANVAS

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NELICIA LOW • IN THE CONFESSION BOOTH: TRUTH & GRIT ON A FILMIC CANVAS
In dialogue with Cyril Wong
28 JUNE 2017, WED / 8:00PM / 90 MIN


New Waves: Emerging Voices of Southeast Asian Cinema
New Waves shines a spotlight on young filmmakers who are making waves through the archipelago, forming an emerging community within Southeast Asia. Join them in a series of dialogues with Singaporean artists, writers and curators from different disciplines, as they recollect their entrance into cinema, their unique and personal approaches to utilising film as a mode of expression, and its convergence with other art forms and everyday life. Come participate in these open dialogue sessions to find out more about this emerging community of filmmakers in anticipation of the 28th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival end-2017.

New Waves is a programme by the Singapore International Film Festival, with Programme Partner *SCAPE.

Nelicia Low • In the Confession Booth: Truth and Grit on a Filmic Canvas
In dialogue with Cyril Wong
Fencer-turned-filmmaker Nelicia Low has honed an intimate form of emotional truth-telling that lays bare the unspeakable desires most would rather keep hidden. Her films uncoil the subterranean fears that nestle in the tangled threads of sibling and familial love. As she digs into the anxieties and traumas of her human existence, Nelicia's films illustrate an inescapable need for self-expression and a constant endeavour to make sense of who we are.

Author Cyril Wong joins her in a discussion of confessional artmaking - to talk about why and how differently they draw from their lives in their storytelling; the agony and the beauty and al the attendant consequences and implications; how the telling changes them, develops their craft and informs their personal and even artistic lives.

Short Film Screening:
  • Freeze (Dir: Nelicia Low / Singapore, Taiwan / 2015 / 15min / Rating: PG13 - Some Mature Content)
  • Rolling on the Floor Laughing (Dir: Russell Harbaugh / USA / 2011 / 19min / Rating: PG13 - Some Coarse Language)

Nelicia Low grew up in Singapore where she was born with a thirst for stories. She sidestepped into representing Singapore as a National Fencer, retiring after competing at the 2010 Asian Games. She is currently completing her MFA in Film Directing at Columbia University. Her short film Freeze screened at the 38th Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, 53rd Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, 33rd Busan International Short Film Festival over 50 international film festivals. Having grown up with an autistic brother in a complicated family, Nelicia's films are about the ugly beauty and terror-filling longings of people who wish that they could love in a functional manner. She is based in New York and Taiwan where she is scheduled to shoot her first feature in 2018, inspired by her brother and based loosely on convicted murderer Cheng-Jie, who stabbed several passengers on a Taipei subway.


Cyril Wong has been called a confessional poet, according to The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry, based on his "anxiety over the fragility of human connection and relentless self-querying". He is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of poetry collections such as Unmarked Treasure and The Lover's Inventory. A past recipient of the National Arts Council's Young Artist Award for Literature, he completed his doctoral degree in English Literature at the National University of Singapore in 2012.



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