Red Dragonflies

Film Information:


Red Dragonflies




Liao Jiekai






96 min


  • INTÉRPRETES: Oon Yee Jeng Rachel, Yeo Shang Xuan, Ong Kuan Loong, Ng Xuan Ming Rachel, Jason Hui


  • GUIÓN: Liao Jiekai
  • FOTOGRAFÍA: Looi Wan Ping
  • MONTAJE: Liao Jiekai,
  • Looi Wan Ping, Tan Bee Thiam
  • PRODUCCIÓN: Lyn-Anne Loy,
  • Tan Bee Thiam


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A young artist goes back to Singapore from New York. She returns home, to old friends and familiar places. Not everything fits in. Memories and friendships are like roots but also like mysteries, and like such, they’re inexact, slippery, at times revealing, at times mere detours. Two teenage boys and a girl, all in their school uniforms, walk near a train track around an area of abundant vegetation; their gait is an exploratory one, charged with fears, amazements and new things (yes, there’s echoes of Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me) One of them gets lost. In that loss, and in the memories of a grown woman, there’s a sense of unease, a search, and the chance of meeting with the past and the people from it. A film of derivations with a subtle and singular sensibility, Liao Jiekai’s opera prima leads us to discuss the always hard to accomplish –even to mention– idea of cinema as poetry, which in this case is made of soft connections, juxtapositions, rhymes, and bars, that seem as free as necessary.

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