Singaporean writer Ovidia Yu’s historical murder mysteries headed for TV

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Singaporean writer Ovidia Yu’s historical murder mysteries may be headed for the small screen.

Her whodunnit series, featuring a plucky teenage Peranakan detective in 1930s and 1940s Singapore, has been optioned for television by international production company Poisson Rouge Pictures.

Producer Christopher Granier-Deferre said the bright orange cover of The Betel Nut Tree Mystery (2018) caught his eye in a bookshop while he was filming in Stockholm. Realising it was the second book in a series, he asked his wife to send him the first, The Frangipani Tree Mystery (2017).

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‘Scarborough’ Review: Dir. Barnaby Southcombe (2019)

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From writer and director Barnaby Southcombe (I, Anna) comes an absorbing screen version of Fiona Evans’ play of the same name, a drama focusing on two couples staying in a sprawling coastal hotel, their relationships seemingly mirroring one another.

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Macao Film Festival 2018 unveils full line-up for third edition

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The international competition for first and second-time filmmakers will screen 11 films, including China’s Suburban Birds, India’s The Man Who Feels No Pain and Japan’s Jesus (see full line-up below). The best film in the international competition will receive a cash prize of $60,000.

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First look: Jodhi May and Jordan Bolger in ‘Scarborough’

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I, Anna director Barnaby Southcombe has started principal photography on Scarborough, starring Jodhi May, Jordan Bolger and Jessica Barden.

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