As You Were

2014, Feature-length Film
Format: High Definition Video (4:3)
Length: 96 minutes
Audio: Dolby Pro Logic

Festival des 3 Continents, Nantes (International Competition)
Torino Film Festival (International Competition)
Tokyo International Film Festival (Asian Future Competition)

The island of Saint John is separated from Singapore by a stretch of sea; it hosts a rehab center for troubled youths. One of them, fed up with the steely discipline and hard work, escapes by swimming to the city: above him, the night sky is illuminated by neon lights and fireworks. Guohui and Peiling meet on the island after years of being apart; their love, which dates back to their childhood, is still strong. But their relationship is undermined by Peiling’s insecurity. Years later, Rachel, a singer looking for some peace, goes to the island: she meets Guohui and their lives intersect. And the ghost of Peiling appears once more.

  • "As You Were" have its North American Premiere in March at CAAMfest, San Francisco.