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TITLE
HERE
by Ho Tzu Nyen
Singapore
2009


SYNOPSIS
A television switches on. A mind snaps. A man discovers his murdered wife. As he stares at her lifeless body, the events leading to her death play before him, like in a movie. HERE follows the journey of He Zhiyuan, a middle-aged man who struggles to make sense of his reality. Reeling from the sudden death of his wife, he loses the will to speak and is interned at Island Hospital. There, he meets strident kleptomaniac Beatrice with whom he forms an inexplicable bond. As He adjusts to life within, he is selected for an experimental treatment, which forces him to confront the devastating truth behind his past, present, and future. Meanwhile, a filmmaker visits Island Hospital to document the lives of the staff and patients.


ACCOLADES
41st Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2009 (France)
  • Official Selection

44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009 (Czech Republic)
  • Official Selection

14th Pusan International Film Festival 2009 (South Korea)
  • Official Selection

25th Warsaw Film Festival 2009 (Poland)
  • Official Selection

33rd Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2009 (Brazil)
  • Official Selection

11th Mumbai International Film Festival 2009 (India)
  • Official Selection

24th Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2009 (Argentina)
  • Official Selection

47th Gijon International Film Festival 2009 (Spain)
  • Official Selection

13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2009 (Estonia)
  • Official Selection

11th Jakarta International Film Festival 2009 (Indonesia)
  • Official Selection

15th Festival on Wheels (Turkey/Macedonia)
  • Official Selection

33rd Goteborg International Film Festival 2010 (Sweden)
  • Official Selection


QUOTES
“… a triumph.”
– The Business Times, Amanda De Guzman


“… Ho’s art embodies the Singapore that Singapore itself dare not contemplate.”
– Film Comment, Olaf Möller


CREDITS
Writer & Director: HO TZU NYEN
Producers: FRAN BORGIA, MICHEL CAYLA, JASON LAI
Director of Photography: JACK TAN
Production Designer: PATRICK STOREY
Editor: FRAN BORGIA
Cast: JOHN LOW, JO TAN, HEMANG YADAV, ANDY HILLYARD, SUDEEP BHUPAL SINGH, PAUL LUCAS

GSMPRJCT MEDIA present an AKANGA FILM ASIA, M’GO FILMS, OAK3 FILMS, TZULOGICAL FILMS Production


TECHNICAL SPECS
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Colour / Black & White
Countries: SINGAPORE, CANADA
Languages: ENGLISH, MANDARIN
Runtime: 86’
Sales Agent: VISIT FILMS


TRAILER

Official DVD

HERE DVD available for online purchase at OBJECTIFS
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