(FEN BEI REN SHENG)
Director: Tan Seng Kiat
Scriptwriter: Tan Seng Kiat, Siew Hong Leong
Cinematographer: Chen Ko Chin
Editing: Chen Hsiao Tung, Yue Ba Ren Zi
Sound: Chen Kuan-ting, Chiang Lien-chen, Tu Duu-Chih
Cast: Jack Tan, Sylvia Chang, Angel Chan
Production: More Entertainment Sdn Bhd
MM2 Entertainment Group
DCP, Colour, 91 min, OV Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay with French and English Electronic Subtitles
Selected and rewarded in several worldwide film festivals
Qiang lives in a big city. He daily has to struggle to take care of his mentally unstable mother and his five-year-old sister Hui Shan, whom he loves above all. When a car tragically hits Hui Shan and kills her, what mostly despairs him is not to get his sister’s corpse back. He cannot prove he is related to her because the young girl never got registered when she was born. His mother is of no help, he must face the situation alone.
This hard-hitting social drama is the moving portrayal of an impoverished family trying to cope with tragedy and mental illness in a very divided society, where bureaucracy, corruption and indifference reign supreme.
Young Malay director Tan Seng Kiat’s debut feature gathers talented actors such as Sylvia Chang and pop singer Jack Tan, of course not forgetting the moving little actress Angel Chan.