Watch Local 2017: Singapore Telemovies | The Man in the Cupboard & A Perfect Exit by Lee Thean-jeen

There will be a post-screening discussion with the director.

The Man in the Cupboard by Lee Thean-jeen / 49 min / 2001 / PG
Timothy has had enough of his dominating wife and has designed the perfect plan to murder her and get away with it. As he hides in the cupboard of his room waiting to execute his plan, he ruminates on his fifteen-year relationship with her.

Starring Ivan Heng, Karen Lim. Based on a novel by Colin Cheong.

A Perfect Exit by Lee Thean-jeen / 49 min / 2007 / PG

When he is diagnosed with a serious heart condition, retiree Mr Koh takes stock of his life and realizes he has nothing and no one to live for anymore. He decides to check out early - commit suicide - through a night of sex with a young girl he finds on the Internet. But Mr Koh gets more than he bargained for.

Starring Lim Kay Tong. Based on a short story by Richard Lord (From The Singapore Short Story Project)

About Lee Thean-jeen:

Lee Thean-jeen is an award winning director and screenwriter best known for the Singapore television drama series, AlterAsians and The Pupil, and the feature films Homecoming and Bring Back the Dead. AlterAsians, an adaptation of short stories by Singaporean novelists, is his first drama series which won a number of awards including the Best Single Drama or Telemovie at the Asian Television Awards 2000. His first feature film Homecoming was one of the highest grossing Singapore film in the year of its release. He founded Weiyu Films, a content creation and production company, which is behind television dramas like Zero Calling and Code of Law.

Watch Local 2017: Singapore Telemovies:

Objectifs’ annual series dedicated to showcasing Singapore films turns to the small screen for inspiration. Telemovies commissioned by local television stations have entertained generations of Singaporeans not just in their homes but also on television sets (and, more recently, digital devices) in void decks, community centres and hawker centres across the island.

In Watch Local 2017, a selection of telemovies from the 90s to 2016 will come to life again, on the big screen for the first time. The films range from original scripts to adaptations of short stories and stage plays by local writers.

Visit our website for information about the programme: http://www.objectifs.com.sg/watch-local-2017/
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