Ollie Craig

Samuel Guì Yang – AW21

Xavier Mas
Production Company
Janina Fleckhaus
Jamie Noble @ Studio RM

London Short Film Festival – Official Selection, 2023

Not Too Sweet
*the highest culinary compliment your Asian auntie could bestow

Highlighting work by filmmakers of East and Southeast Asian heritage, Not Too Sweet explores the twisty, tangy, melty role of food across ESEA cultures. From the meditative crafting of a clay dumpling, to grocery store dance routines with pak choi as props, to the steely glare of an unwanted anchovy - these films offer a tantalising menu of sensory delight but are underpinned by the sharper, sourer feelings of longing and displacement that unite the ESEA diaspora experience.