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Incantation

Directed by Yeo Siew Hua

Singapore / 6 mins / PG

World Premiere

Incantation

World Premiere

Directed by Yeo Siew Hua
Singapore / 6 mins / PG

SYNOPSIS

An encounter, deep within a forest, leads two figures into a hauntingly furious dance. The dance then comes to a slow halt when one of the figures passes out. As dusk settles over the forest, the two figures are left staring silently at a burning effigy.

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Conceived and created during the period of the Chinese Ghost Festival, Yeo goes back to his experimental roots with Incantation. The film explores the rituals of ancient spells, spirits and the idea of resurrection. It is a rumination on the existence of the living and the supernatural, as Yeo infuses age-old rituals with an experimental and contemporary take.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

In 2018, Yeo won the Golden Leopard award at the 71st Locarno Film Festival with A Land Imagined, and went on to win Best Film at the Singapore International Film Festival’s Silver Screen Awards, under the Asian Feature Film Competition. It is the first time that a Singapore film has won the award. Yeo is currently working on his next feature film, Stranger Eyes.

CAST & INFORMATION

Year:

2019

Language(s):

No dialogue

Producer:

Yeo Siew Hua

Cast:

Eng Kai Er, Chloe Chotrani

Screenwriter:

Yeo Siew Hua

Contact Company:

Yeo Siew Hua

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SCREENING INFO

Capitol Theatre
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 / 8:00 PM

Filmmaker in Attendance

SOLD OUT

Short films Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue, Incantation and Not A Time to Celebrate will be screened before Wet Season, as part of the 30th SGIFF Festival Opening.