An Autumn Afternoon Trailer
Directed by Lei Yuan Bin, 9 mins, 2016
 
A visit to Yasujiro Ozu's grave in an autumn afternoon.
 

 

 

Fundamentally Happy Trailer

Directed by Tan Bee Thiam & Lei Yuan Bin , 73 mins, 2015

 

Twenty years ago, Habiba and Eric were neighbours. When Eric revisits her home to find her still living there with her husband, what seems like a friendly reunion turns into the gradual revelation of a painful secret from the past.
 

"An intelligently written and beautifully acted film that manages to treat a highly controversial subject both artfully and compassionately. The directors are adept at exploring changes in mood, reflection, light, and space." Chris Fujiwara.

"This is a film that posits that the fundamental of happiness is a sense of peace with the truth. But if memory fails the truth, then what can be remembered?" Philip Cheah

 

Official Selection, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2015

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O3-FLATS Trailer 1
Directed by Lei Yuan Bin, 90 mins, 2014
 
"Without intrusiveness, 03-FLATS observes lives of individuals in their intimacy. By way of subtle contrasts - propaganda v.s. reality, the occupied/space v.s. the unoccupied/being - the film triggers a strong sense of loneliness which inevitably leads to the questioning of urbanization. The film does not only show negative side of urbanization, but also the individuals’ attempt to adapt themselves into urbanisation."
 
Jury of the 5th Salaya International Documentary Film Festival 2015
03-FLATS, Best ASEAN Documentary Award
 
Documentary Competition: Wide Angle section, Busan International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Singapore International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Seoul Architectural Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Singapore Chinese Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Singapore Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur, 2016
 
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O3-FLATS Trailer 2
Directed by Lei Yuan Bin, 90 mins, 2014
 
"Without intrusiveness, 03-FLATS observes lives of individuals in their intimacy. By way of subtle contrasts - propaganda v.s. reality, the occupied/space v.s. the unoccupied/being - the film triggers a strong sense of loneliness which inevitably leads to the questioning of urbanization. The film does not only show negative side of urbanization, but also the individuals’ attempt to adapt themselves into urbanisation."
 
Jury of the 5th Salaya International Documentary Film Festival 2015
03-FLATS, Best ASEAN Documentary Award
 
Documentary Competition: Wide Angle section, Busan International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Singapore International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Seoul Architectural Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Singapore Chinese Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Singapore Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur, 2016
 
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WHITE DAYS
Directed by Lei Yuan Bin, 92 mins, 2009
 
WHITE DAYS involves three characters who are dealing with their own personal crises. The film begins with a young man, whose trip out of the country is abruptly canceled when the friend whom he was supposed to go with dies. He reconnects with his friends back home, including a religious fanatic who has just returned from a pilgrimage to Israel, and a translator who has always wanted to move out of Singapore. Through a series of mordantly funny conversations, these young people gradually realize that what faces them is not the futility of life, but rather the transience and impermanence of it.
 
 

“White Days is one of the rare films in Singapore cinema that invites the viewer to rethink the a!esthetics of cinema.” - Professor Gilbert Yeoh, film scholar

 

“Lei Yuan Bin’s film debut is one of the most promising of Singaporean cinema, which is quietly positioning itself as one of the more vital exponents of the continuing Asian renewal.” - BAFICI 2010 Programme Notes

 

“An impishly enjoyable debut that is notable for being so relaxed; and this in itself is refreshing.” - Mathias Ortmann, film critic

 

“An experimental feature... that seems like a masterpiece.” - Stefan Shih, film critic

 

Audience Award (2nd Prize): Asian Berlin Hot Shots 2010

In Competition for FIPRESCI Award: Hong Kong International Film Festival 2009

In Competition: 9th Asian Film Festival in Rome 2011

Official Selection: Singapore International Film Festival 2009

Official Selection: Cinemanila International Film Festival 2009

Official Selection: World Film Festival Bangkok 2009

Official Selection: Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Films 2010

Official Selection: Chilenian Film Festival Cine//B 2010

 
 

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