7 Letters Trailer

“The omnibus commences fittingly with “Cinema”, from Singapore’s leading auteur, Eric Khoo (“In The Room”, “Be With Me”). It’s a rhapsodic paean to the magic of the medium, complete with a cameo appearance by a famous French actress. More importantly, it reps a sublime homage to the golden age of the Singaporean film industry in the ’50s, which pool together the multicultural clout of Chinese producers, Indian technicians and Malay creatives – as exemplified by “Pontianak” (1957), which jumpstarted the Southeast Asian horror genre.

Like a noir siren, actress Nadiah M. Din casts a darkly irresistible spell on viewers in a film-within-a-film invoking the Pontianak, a mythical Malay spirit who terrorizes men for stealing her infant. Brian Gothong Tan’s smooth lensing glides from onscreen fiction to open-air screenings and back to drab modern reality, and “Cinema” itself rotates through camp, farce and melancholy before culminating in a triumphant expression of movie love and filmmaking camaraderie.” Variety

Directed by Eric Khoo    Written by Eric Khoo
Produced by Tan Fong Cheng / Huang Junxiang / Jacqueline Khoo
Starring Nadiah M. Din / David Chua / Aric Hidir Amin / Faizal Abdullah / Hamidah Jalil / Lim Poh Huat
Cinematography by Brian Gothong Tan     Music by Patrick Chng / Christopher Khoo    
Song Title Kembali     Song Composed by Famie Suliman     Sung by Nadiah M. Din    Art Director Aloysius Norman   
Edited by Christopher Datugan     Distributed by Golden Village     Release date 24 July, 2015    
Running time 18 minutes     Language Malay