Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Bound by love

Here's an update on Kit Ong's first feature-length film, The Flowers Beneath My Skin.

Think Online have been doing a terrific job with getting Kit's project out in the open. They have created a cute little official website for the movie. They have also published the first in-depth article about Kit and his directorial debut, constructed from interviews with the man and others involved in the film.

They first media screening was held on Friday 16th June at The Attic in Bangsar. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it as I had musical rehearsals. Coverage appeared in the press a week later.

'Flowers' in The Star

'Flowers' in CinemaOnline

To give you guys a partial look into the transformation process of retard into lesbian-with-fetish-for-ancient-Chinese-foot-binding, here's a couple of clips I've dug out of my video archives.

This is Elaine, my onscreen lover, starting off the binding process with bandage...

Then securing it with surgical tape and another layer of cheap-but-does-the-trick chiffon from Kamdar.

The finished product:

It looks pretty, but walking around like that for hours on end does have its shortcomings.

This is what one foot always looked like after unwrapping from a day's work. (Yes, my muscles are relaxed here.)

If looking at all this make you smack your lips in temptation, wait til you see the part about castration.

Here are details of the first public screening:

DATE: Tuesday, 25th July 2006
VENUE: Theatrette,
HELP University College
TIME: 8pm

The irony in this is that the press conference for Broken Bridges is to take place that afternoon on the same day, with no mention of rehearsals. Just a few days ago however, Joe the director has decided that rehearsals will proceed as usual. So that means I'm gonna have to give the screening a miss for the second time. According to the press however, I might get one last chance on Sunday 6th August, when it will apparently be shown at KLPac, the same place where my rehearsals are held, and right after I finish too. I'm keeping my toes and fingers crossed.

Hope you guys can make it for the HELP screening though, so you can let me know how wierd it was to watch Malaysia's first black-and-white silent film.

Thanks for the support!


Blogger Jo said...

Girl, your link to The Attic doesn't work. Just a minor correction needed.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Joy / Quilana said...

i wanna go!

12:42 PM  
Blogger disco-very said...

thanks! done.

yes pls come if you can. my director has let me off so that means i can still see you there!

11:51 AM  
Blogger mob1900 said...

There's something 'Kinkish' about a girl wrapping/fondling another's foot...

but all for the sake of a shot? ouch...

9:19 PM  
Blogger disco-very said...

getting all twisted with another chick for the sake of one shot, i wouldn't pass the opportunity for the world.

12:53 AM  
Blogger cyber-red said...

ARGH wanted to go wan but have to go see sis at airport.. shucks =(((((

now im depressed grr..

all the best!

10:51 AM  
Blogger disco-very said...

no worries. i'll acknowledge your presence in spirit. thanks for your support :)

11:19 AM  
Blogger grace_t said...

*ouch*!! missed the 25th July screening is the one on 7th Aug at KLPAC confirmed??? :D

2:06 AM  
Blogger disco-very said...

check latest post. thanks loads for your support :)

1:17 PM  

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