Asian Shorts: Sunflowers - 'Thank you for making my daughter so beautiful'

  • Arts
  • Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015

In partnership with, a Singapore-based distributor of short films, Culture presents Asian Shorts, our weekly series of short films made by filmmakers from across the Asian continent.

This week's installment is Sunflowers by Malaysian filmmaker Quek Shio Chuan of Reservoir Production. In this short film, Ping, a struggling makeup artist lands a steady job only to find that it's not makeup for the living. At first, she is horrified, but after seeing how it comforts the living, she discovers what makeup can really do.

Takeaway: It's not what talent you have that matters, it's how you add value to life with it. is a mobile cinema platform that shares short films across Asia. Visit to watch a new short film every day!

Check out last week's Asian Shorts: Gift

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