Director: Edmund Yeo
Language: VOSE | VOSC
Sisters Hong and Lan are separated after their grandmother kidnaps Hong from their unstable and destructive mother. Decades pass and the two are reunited for a day as strangers when their mother dies. They try to reconnect through their shared memories but discover they are only that. Lan disappears before the sun rises, now free from obligation, to seek her luck in Japan. Never far from her mind, Hong receives a devastating call a few years later and goes to the land of the rising sun in search of her younger sister’s memories.
Edmund Yeo is a Malaysian filmmaker living and working in Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. His short films, Kingyo (Venice Film Festival 2009) and Inhalation (Sonje Award winner, Busan International Film Festival 2010) secured his reputation as a promising filmmaker. In 2017, he won the Best Director award at the Tokyo International Film Festival for his sophomore feature Aqerat (We, The Dead). In 2020, he wrote and directed the Japanese-Malaysian coproduction, Malu. His latest film, Moonlight Shadow, an adaptation of internationally acclaimed writer Banana Yoshimoto’s novella, opened in Japanese cinemas on September 10, 2021.