Aiman, a 28-year-old correctional officer, is transferred to the territory’s top prison. He strikes up a friendship with Rahim, who is revealed to be the chief executioner of the prison, and one of the world’s most prolific. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a past that haunts him to become the executioner’s apprentice?
Rahman FIR, Su Wan Hanafi, Ahmad Mastura, Boon Pin Koh, Nickson Cheng, Crispian Chan, Gerald Chew
Akanga Film Asia, Peanuts Pictures, Zhao Wei Films
Festivals / Awards
2016: Cannes Film Festival , Un Certain Regard, France
Toronto Film Festival, Canada
Busan Film Festival, South Korea
BFI london Film Festival, United Kingdom
DOP / Camera
Natalie Soh, Lee Chatametikool
Alexander Zekke, Matthew James Kelly
Ting Li Lim
Fong Cheng Tan
Boo Junfeng (b. 1983) is one of Singapore’s notable young filmmakers. Trained in film schools in Singapore and Spain, his works often centre on themes of identity, memory and sexuality. Since 2005, his short films and talent have won him acclaim at numerous, renowned international film festivals. He is a Singapore International Film Festival regular where he won Best Director, Best Cinematography, Special Jury Prize, Special Achievement Award and twice Best Film. In 2008, he became the first recipient of the McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts. He was also accorded the 2009 Young Artist Award and the 2011 Singapore Youth Award by the Government of Singapore.
His debut feature film Sandcastle premiered at Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week.