Singapore film picked for Cannes

Animation work Piece Of Meat to show at French film fest's independent sidebar programme, Directors' Fortnight

Piece Of Meat (above), directed by Jerrold Chong and Huang Junxiang, is a dark comedy-drama done in the style of a photo collage.
Piece Of Meat (above), directed by Jerrold Chong and Huang Junxiang, is a dark comedy-drama done in the style of a photo collage.PHOTO: COURTESY OF JERROLD CHONG AND HUANG JUNXIANG
Piece Of Meat, directed by Jerrold Chong (left) and Huang Junxiang (right), is a dark comedy-drama done in the style of a photo collage.
Piece Of Meat, directed by Jerrold Chong (left) and Huang Junxiang (right), is a dark comedy-drama done in the style of a photo collage. PHOTO: COURTESY OF JERROLD CHONG AND HUANG JUNXIANG

A short film from Singapore has been selected for the Directors' Fortnight at this year's Cannes Film Festival, to be held next month.

The animation work, Piece Of Meat, directed by Huang Junxiang and Jerrold Chong, joins other Singapore works - such as Eric Khoo's drama Be With Me (2005), Ho Tzu Nyen's experimental Here (2009) and Anthony Chen's family drama Ilo Ilo (2013) - in being selected for the independent sidebar programme celebrating originality and creativity that runs parallel to the main Cannes festival.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 29, 2019, with the headline 'Singapore film picked for Cannes'. Subscribe