Movie time: Flower in the pocket

Sat Apr 13 2024 at 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

library@chinatown - Programme Zone | Singapore

GoLibrary | National Library Board, Singapore
Publisher/HostGoLibrary | National Library Board, Singapore
Movie time:  Flower in the pocket
Join us for this movie screening event and get to interact with the filmmaker after the screening.
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Join us for this movie screening event and get to mingle with the filmmakersafter the screening. This will be a interactive and engaging dialogue session where you can find out about the interesting behind the scenes stories and the inspiration behind the film making.

Movie synopsis

Flower in the pocket

Li Ahh and Li Ohm grow up motherless. Their father Sui is a workaholic who spends most of his time mending broken mannequins. Sui is an outsider to the two boys, the only legacy left by the woman he loved, or still loves.

While he shuts himself out from the world, the two brothers grow up with all the freedom of neglected children. They roam the streets; get into fights and other trouble in school. Along the way, they adopt a stray puppy, which becomes the most important thing in their lives.

When the puppy is sent away for being a nuisance, the boys are devastated. Sui is very much affected by his boys’ strong emotional attachment to the puppy. For the very first time, he realises that he is still able to love and he’s going to do something about it before it’s too late.

Speaker profile

Liew Seng Tat

LIEW SENG TAT, a prominent figure in Malaysian New Wave Cinema, initially explored animation at the Multimedia University of Malaysia before transitioning to live-action films. Rapidly gaining acclaim, his debut feature, Flower In The Pocket (2007), earned the New Currents Award at Busan International Film Festival and the Tiger Award at Rotterdam International Film Festival. Notably, Liew's distinct comedic style secured invitations to Cannes Cinefondation (2008), Torino Film Lab (2010), and Sundance Screenwriters Lab (2011). His second feature, Lelaki Harapan Dunia (2015), received international recognition with a nomination at Locarno International Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at Fajr International Film Festival. Domestically, the film triumphed at the Malaysia Film Festival Awards, securing five major honors, including Best Film and Best Director.

Excitingly, Liew is currently immersed in his upcoming film project, "Atoto," a heartwarming tale following a boy's journey to reunite with his missing cat.

This programme is jointly organized by National Library Board and Asian Film Archive.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

library@chinatown - Programme Zone, 133 New Bridge Road Chinatown Point #04-12, Singapore, Singapore


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