29th SGIFF: In Conversation | Dear Ex


With directors Mag Hsu and Hsu Chih-yen, and cast Hsieh Ying-Xuan, Spark Chen and Joseph Huang

Dear Ex tells the story of a widow, her son and her late husband’s temperamental male lover. The unlikely trio embark upon the difficult path of grieving together: a journey they can only traverse with compassion and respect for each other’s memories of their beloved. In this bittersweet and heart-wrenching feature, starring Hsieh Ying-xuan, Joseph Huang and Roy Chiu, directors Mag Hsu and Hsu Chih-yen examine the complexities of loss, identity and acceptance. We talk to the duo about their film’s conceptualisation, the birth of its characters and how the film relates to Taiwan today.

Mag Hsu is a veteran television writer and director from Taiwan who has enjoyed commercial and critical success throughout Asia.

Hsu Chih-yen is a filmmaker whose oeuvre consists primarily of music videos made for Taiwan’s leading hip-hop artists.

Dear Ex will be screened as part of the Special Presentation section on 2 December, 8pm at Capitol Theatre.

Official Website: sgiff.com


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Sun Dec 2, 2018
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM SGT
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The Salon, National Museum of Singapore
Free Seating (Refundable) SOLD OUT $5.00
Venue Address
93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897 Singapore
Singapore International Film Festival