Mary, Mary, So Contrary

Nelson Yeo


Repurposing and manipulating footage from two classic films and the filmmaker’s own personal footage, Mary, Mary So Contrary weaves together a phantasmagoric narrative about a Chinese woman named Ma Li who dreams that she is a Caucasian woman named Mary.

SINGAPORE | 15 MIN | 2019


23rd Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur— In Competition
Geneva International Film Festival
30th Singapore International Film Festival— In Competition
Asian Film Archive— State of Motion 2020
Kaohsiung Film Archive
36th Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg— In Competition
Golden Ger International Film Festival— Best International Experimental Film
Minikino Film Week 6— Best Audio Visual Experimental Short Nominee
19th Concorto Film Festival
FEST New Directors New Films Festival— Honorable Mention, Experimental Silver Lynx
Shorts México 15
New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival— In Competition
Jecheon International Music & Film Festival
Seashorts Film Festival— In Competition
Kino Otok - Isola Cinema International Film Festival
Curitiba International Film Festival
Leiden Shorts
Sciacca Film Fest
Uppsala Short Film Festival— In Competition
Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba Int'l Film
International Film Festival Pacific Meridian
SEMINCI Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid
Cellu l'art Short Film Festival Jena
Calcutta International Short Film Festival
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival
Ce l'ho Corto Film Festival
Hainan Island International Film Festival
Asiatica Film Festival
Dalmatia Film Festival
New Cinema Collective
Filmfest Bremen
Ribalta Experimental Film Festival— Best Short Film Award
OpenEyes Filmfest
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