The Return
(Singapore/ Mandarin/ English/ Malay/ 2015/ 83 mins)
Dir. Green Zeng
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1st April | 04:00 PM
Stein Auditorium

Synopsis:  Wen, a political detainee, is released after many years of imprisonment. Arrested for being an alleged communist, he returns, an old man, to an uneasy reunion with his children. Has his sacrifice come at too great a price? Wen wanders through the city to see how his homeland has transformed into a shining metropolis. He is ready to move on but unforeseen circumstances force his journey to take a tragic turn.

Suitable for 18 years and above

  • Cast: Chen Tianxiang, Vincent Tee and Tan Beng Chiak
  • Screenplay: Green Zeng and June Chua
  • Producer: June Chua
  • Cinematography: Wong Meng Fye
  • Sound: Takuya Katsu
  • Music: Richard Cooper
  • Festivals: 30th Venice International Film Critics’ Week, 2015 (World premiere) | 2nd Cairo International Film Critics Week, 2015 | Official selection, 26th Singapore international Film Festival, 2015 | Official selection, 4th Hanoi International Film Festival, 2016 | Official selection, 7th Luang Prabang Film Festival, 2016 | 21st International Film Festival of Kerala 2016

Entry Free: Passes available at the Programmes desk, Habitat World, IHC


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