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Singapore films at Cannes: Who's the next Anthony Chen?

Four titles represent Singapore at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, a year after Anthony Chen's "Ilo Ilo" clinched the Camera d'Or award. 

CANNES, FRANCE: A year after Anthony Chen's "Ilo Ilo" clinched the prestigious Camera d'Or award, Singapore is back at the Cannes Film Festival.

Four titles represent Singapore at the 67th Cannes Film Festival this year, with two of the works up for the CinéFondation Prize - "Last Trip Home" and "Oh Lucy!"

"Last Trip Home" is the first submission from a Singapore school to be selected for Cannes. Helmed by 22-year-old Ngee Ann Polytechnic student, Han Fengyu, it tells the story of a father and son who are struggling in Singapore and decide to drive back to China with their only possession - their car.

Shot in Singapore and Japan, "Oh Lucy!" is directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia.

 It tells the story of office lady Setsuko, who forges a new identity when she takes on a new English name, and dons a blonde wig.


These two works are up against 14 others submitted from films schools around the world.

Also flying the Singapore flag is established director K. Rajagopal - the only Asian director picked for The Atelier, a Cannes platform that connects filmmakers with potential financial backers.

He's competing against 14 others for a chance to get his script "A Yellow Bird" financed and produced. If he succeeds, the tale of an ex-convict trying to reconnect with his past will hit the screens next year.

Director Allysa Sing and her short film "On An Infinite Loop" is also on the hunt for potential distributors.

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