Xuan, a 16 year old girl, finds herself on an uneventful bus tour in a foreign land. Wandering through the sleepless town in the middle of the night, she meets the tour guide and bus driver at a skewer stall where the two men take turns making advances on her.
Xuan gives in to the pursuit of adventure, and unknowingly enters a world that is at once terrifying and exciting. She finds herself ensnared in the hands of desire, trapped in restless dreams and dazed fantasies.
Writer & Director: Clare Chong
Producer: Natasha Soh
Director of Photography: Aaron Andrew Ang
Production Designer: Germaine Ng
Editor: Farhan Misnam
Official Selection of Chaktomuk Short Film Festival 2019
Official Selection of Etiuda & Anima, Krakow 2019
Official Selection of The 6th Goa Short Film Festival 2019
Official Selection of Singapore Shorts '19
In a speculative future, those who have grown old will enter palliative institutions only to wait out the natural course of death. White like the skins of those who are dying, hospital walls become canvases for memory, producing a quiet longing for a past that connects the amnesiac elderly with their young caregivers.