Directors: Liao Jiekai, Sudhee Liao
Language: VOSE | VOSC
The winter wind hits the shores of Anamizu, a Japanese city where Junya promised his grandfather that he would become the heir to the family’s century-old Shinto shrine. Years later he still has not kept his word and, in the meantime, has been moving away from his family. An encounter with Sara, a dancer who was born the same day as him, takes him back to his place of origin.
Liao Jiekai from Singapore is a Tokyo-based filmmaker, visual artist, and educator. He earned a master’s degree in Film Directing from the University of Tokyo. His first film, Red Dragonflies (2010), won the special jury award at the Jeonju International Film Festival. As You Were (2014) competed at the Tokyo, Torino and Nantes festivals. Faraway My Shadow Wandered, co-directed with Sudhee Liao (2020), premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival.
Sudhee Liao, from Singapore, is a professional freelance dancer and choreographer. She graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. She has worked with a large number of international choreographers and has performed at international dance festivals. Her works have been shown at Singapore Art Week, the Shanghai Power Station museum and the Hong Kong Art Festival. She has co-directed My Shadow Wandered (2020), her first film, which has premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival.