Time Flows in Strange Ways on Sundays

17 min.

Yi Yi


Director | Giselle Lin
Script | Giselle Lin, Lim Xiang Yin
Director of photography | Clyde Kam
Editing | Clyde Kam, Dionne Goh
Sound designer | Lim Xiang Yin
Main cast | Wendy Toh, Peter Yu, Iris Li
Producer | Clyde Kam
Production company | Puttnam School of Film & Animation / LASALLE College of the Arts
Co-producers and Production Companies | Tasha Budiman


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.


About the director:

Giselle Lin is a writer-director from Singapore.
She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film (1st) from the LASALLE College of the Arts Puttnam School of Film & Animation in 2021.
Her thesis film 依依 (yī yī), aka Time Flows in Strange Ways on Sundays, premiered at the 74th Locarno Film Festival’s Pardi di domani: International Competition section. Her upcoming short film, Children’s Day, was chosen to participate in the Objectifs Short Film Incubator 2022. Concurrently, her debut feature project, Midnight Blue Spring, was selected for the 32nd Singapore International Film Festival’s Southeast Asian Film Lab and the inaugural Locarno Residency (Phase One) that took place during the 75th Locarno Film Festival. She was then selected to move on to the second phase as a resident with the Locarno Residency from December 2022 to August 2023.

Giselle strives to tell stories about women, for women: stories that depict women’s passions, disappointments, and routines. She is inspired by the emotional quality present in all things, living or not, and greatly appreciates the analogue process (feeling, making, hoping, waiting). She tries to capture everyday life with her film cameras, and has since expanded from still photography to shooting home movies on Super 8.

Beyond film, her other hobbies include crocheting and crying (or doing both at the same time).

Giselle hopes to forever make films filled with human truth, touch, and taste — films that people feel before understanding.