A young boy is feeling worried about his afterlife after killing a snail. Unable to sleep, he seeks out his grandfather for solace. Instead of comfort, his grandfather offers him a mix of myth and fables that equally intrigues and terrorizes him.
The Minotaur is part of a larger collection of works that explores the Chinese conception of hell. Combining horror aesthetics, mythical storytelling, and percussive soundscapes, the film captures a sense of mystery and foreboding. Drawing on Yeo’s interests in the relationships between storytelling and personal identity, the film plays with well known myths from both Greek and Chinese cultures and how they shape our belief systems. Yeo worked with other artists on various aspects of the film; Mark Thia made the mask worn by the Minotaur, Mike Chang and Adeline Setiawan made the costume for the minotaur, and music collective SA(仨) composed and performed the soundtrack with Bani Haykal on the drums.