Singapore | 10min | Mandarin, Hokkien | English | HD-PAL
- International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2010
- World Film Festival Bangkok, Thailand 2010
- Singapore Short Cuts, National Museum of Singapore 2010
- Asian Hot Shots Berlin, Germany 2010
- Sintok Film Festival Tokyo, Japan 2012
A woman returns from abroad. In her state of jetlag, she finds herself falling between the gaps of the past and present.
In long, poetic shots, sorrow and loneliness are tangible. With the film, Hui has created a small-scale drama that evokes questions but does not answer them.
Throughout the presentation of the narrative, Hui is interested in images that are uneasy of themselves – images that seem to want to be other images. With a Heideggerian ontological concern in mind, Hui pushes each image to the horizon of being and non-being, and of truth and illusion.
– 7th Singapore Short Cuts, National Museum of Singapore
Daniel Hui is a filmmaker and writer. A graduate of the film program in California Institute of the Arts, his films have been screened at film festivals in Rotterdam, Hawaii, Manila, Seoul, Bangkok, and Vladivostok. His writings have been published in prominent cinema journals, including the Cinematheque Quarterly of the National Museum Singapore. He is the contributing editor to the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) online journal, Cinemas of Asia. He is also one of the founding members of 13 Little Pictures, an independent film collective whose films have garnered critical acclaim all around the world. He recently won the Pixel Bunker Award for International New Talent at the Doclisboa International Film Festival for his début feature film Eclipses.
Country of production: Singapore
Production Companies: 13 Little Pictures
Running length: 10 Minutes
Year of production: 2010
Language: English, Mandarin, Hokkien
Original Format: HD-PAL
Screening Format: HDCAM
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Teoh Kim Eng
Director/Writer/Producer: Daniel Hui
Cinematographer/Editor: Looi Wan Ping
Original Idea: Jonathan Crisman
Sound Engineer: Nicholas Lee
Sound Design: Takuya Katsu
Assistant Director/Co-producer: Tan Bee Thiam
Associate Producers: Lim Lung Chieh, Athalia Ho
Grips: Vince Ong, Mike Lau
Still Photographer/Publicity Design: Colin Teo
PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION / SALES CONTACT
Watch the Film: Vimeo