Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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Time Flows in Strange Ways on Sundays (Yi yi)

Ajyal Competition, Ajyal at Vox

Giselle Lin / Short Narrative / Singapore / 2021 / 17 min / Colour / DCP
In English, Mandarin / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama
MENA Premiere


A mother, trapped in the comfort of memory and mourning, confronts her grief when she is invited to the wedding of her late son’s childhood sweetheart. Inspired by the filmmaker’s own feelings of grief from a family estrangement, ‘Time Flows in Strange Ways on Sundays’ is a mournful short about how memory affects people through the passage of time, and the bittersweet melancholy that remembrance and eternal love can bring.

About the Directors

Giselle Lin is a writer-director born and raised in Singapore. She graduated from the Puttnam School of Film & Animation. Her thesis film ‘Yi yi (Time Flows in Strange Ways on Sundays)’, had its world premiere at the 74th Locarno Film Festival. Giselle has always wanted to tell stories about women, for women—depicting women’s passions, disappointments, and routines. She finds inspiration in human interaction, the transience of life, and the emotional quality present in all things, living or not.


Giselle Lin
Giselle Lin, Lim Xiang Yin
Clyde Kam
Dionne Goh
Production Designer
Niesa Marie Luib
Tasha Budiman
Clyde Kam
Production Company
Puttnam School of Film & Animation, Lasalle College of the Arts
May Chong Xue Ning
Wendy Toh, Peter Yu, Iris Li

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