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  • Yellow Flowers

    Directed by Glen Goei
    Produced by Tan Bee Thiam
    Written by Haresh Sharma
    Country of production: Singapore
    Production Company: 13 Little Pictures
    Estimated Running Time: 90 min

    Introduction

    A story of the inter-connected lives of a group of multi-racial Singaporeans as they struggle to find hope and redemption.

    Director Statement

    YELLOW FLOWERS is a companion piece to my previous film THE BLUE MANSION, which was about the elite who run and rule Singapore without any compassion and humanity. YELLOW FLOWERS represents the flip side of the same coin. It shows how the underclass, the forgotten, the left-behinds live and struggle to make sense of their existence as a result of ‘the system’ imposed by the ruling elite. If THE BLUE MANSION begs the question “where is the love?”, the characters in YELLOW FLOWERS find that unconditional love is their only salvation.

    Director Biography

    Glen Goei (born 1962) is one of Singapore’s leading film and theatre directors. Goei’s film, FOREVER FEVER (1998), was the first Singapore film to be presented at Sundance and to achieve a worldwide commercial release. The film was distributed in America and the United Kingdom by Miramax, which then signed him on an exclusive three-picture deal. His second film, THE BLUE MANSION (2009), featured a cast comprising the cream of Singapore and Malaysia’s acting talent and an international production team. It premiered at the Pusan International Film Festival and won the Best Film and Best Director Awards at the SPH Singapore Entertainment Awards. Glen’s work in theatre started with his Olivier Award nominated performance in the title role of M. BUTTERFLY opposite Anthony Hopkins in London’s West End. As Associate Artistic Director of W!ld Rice, he won the Production of the Year for his daring restaging of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST at the Straits Times Life! Theatre Award 2010. He also directed the hugely popular EMILY, and THE HISTORY OF SINGAPORE. He was the Creative Director of the National Day Parade (2003-2006). He graduated from Cambridge with a Masters of Art in History.

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