Eclipses, Daniel Hui, Singapore, 2011, 103 minutes
A woman begins to come to terms with society after having withdrawn into her own world to mourn her late husband. The film splinters away to document the characters surrounding her – people from different classes, including the director’s own family. An investigation of the landscapes in which we live, work, and play, this is Singapore seen through the prisms of family, class and race.
DocLisboa International Film Festival, Portugal 2013
awarded Pixel Bunker Award for International New Talent
World Film Festival Bangkok, Thailand 2013
Reggio Emilia Asian Film Festival, Italy 2012
Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore 2011
“Never before has cinema spoken to me in ways as such, and the experience from having two characters speak straight to you is both liberating and intimate.” – Ivan Tan, Sindie
“Eclipses [is] extraordinary, because what [it presents] is not only the information, but the souls of the persons.” – Jit Prokeaw
Daniel Hui will be present at the Eleanor Bunin Film Center for the U.S. Premiere of his film Snakeskin on April 18th at 6:30 PM. This screening is part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s ‘Art of the Real’ Series.
Daniel Hui is a filmmaker and writer. A graduate of the film program in California Institute of the Arts, his films have been screened at film festivals in Rotterdam, Hawaii, Manila, Seoul, Bangkok, and Vladivostok. His writings have been published in prominent cinema journals, including the Cinematheque Quarterly of the National Museum Singapore. He is the contributing editor to the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) online journal, Cinemas of Asia. He is also one of the founding members of 13 Little Pictures, an independent film collective whose films have garnered critical acclaim all around the world. He recently won the Special Jury Award at the TFFDoc section of the Torino Film Festival for his second feature film Snakeskin.
James N. Kienitz Wilkins is an artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Working mostly in film and video, his projects have screened internationally. He’s received grants and support from Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Experimental Television Center, and elsewhere. Residencies include the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts’ Art & Law Program, Jihlava Inspiration Forum, Berlin Talents, and the MacDowell Colony. He produces and distributes his work through The Automatic Moving Co., an artist group and production company based in New York. He is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art.