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Tragedies and triumphs in the heartland

Yeo Yann Yann and Devin Pan (both above) in Invisible Stories. Hugh Laurie in Avenue 5.
Yeo Yann Yann and Devin Pan (both above) in Invisible Stories. Hugh Laurie in Avenue 5. PHOTO: HBO
Yeo Yann Yann and Devin Pan in Invisible Stories. Hugh Laurie (above) in Avenue 5.
Yeo Yann Yann and Devin Pan in Invisible Stories. Hugh Laurie (above) in Avenue 5.PHOTO: HBO

For most Singaporeans, housing estates are the backdrop of our lives and, as such, their sights, sounds and smells don't usually evoke much curiosity or enchantment.

Invisible Stories, a slice-of-life anthology series created by Singaporean film-maker Ler Jiyuan (Gone Case, 2014) with a team of local writers, prods viewers out of that blinkered state with six 30-minute stories.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2020, with the headline 'Tragedies and triumphs in the heartland'. Print Edition | Subscribe