Anthony Chen's short film before Ilo Ilo fame is proof of his true talent

5 February 2014 / 2 years 8 months ago

Local director Anthony Chen proves that his talent has always existed, even before acclaimed film Ilo Ilo (2013) and the string of awards it won at numerous events.

Made in 2011 before his Ilo Ilo fame, The Reunion Dinner (回家过年) is a short film set in Singapore during the 1950s.

It features a family spending Lunar New Year in various decades, from during the kampung days to the 21st century.

The movie mainly focuses on the relationship between a father and son, whose love and concern for each other is evident even when words are minimal.

Using a combination of music, sounds and visuals, Anthony Chen successfully recreates the 50s and brings out its atmosphere in this heartwarming video.

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