Oasis of Now







TITLE
Oasis of Now
by Chia Chee Sum
Malaysia, Singapore, France
2023


SYNOPSIS
A woman is secretly meeting a small girl at the corner of a stairwell in an old Kuala Lumpur apartment. They see each other occasionally here, sharing a moment together before returning separately to their homes, but nothing is quite what it seems.


ACCOLADES
Busan International Film Festival 2023 (Korea)
  • New Currents Competition

74th Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival  (Germany)
  • Forum - Competition

Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023 (India)
  • Official Selection - World Cinema

Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival 2023 (Indonesia)
  • Main Competition - Silver Hanoman Award Winner



QUOTES
“A measured and gently moving character study [...] of a Vietnamese woman who is living an undocumented life in Malaysia [...] marginal spaces and peripheral lives are given centre stage by Chia Chee Sum [...]”
— ScreenDaily


CREDITS
Writer & Director: CHIA CHEE SUM
Producers:
LEE YVE VONN, FRAN BORGIA, XAVIER ROCHER, CHIA CHEE SUM
Director of Photography:
JIMMY GIMFERRER
Wardrobe Stylist:
MOMO WOON
Editor: CHLOE YAP MUN EE, CHIA CHEE SUM
Sound Designer: 
NG CHOR GUAN
Music Composer:
TEO WEI YONG
Cast:
TA THI DIU, ASTER YEOW EE, ABD MANAF BIN REJAB

A THECOMMONIST, AFTERNOON PICTURES, AKANGA FILM ASIA, LA FABRICA NOCTURNA CINEMA production



TECHNICAL SPECS
Aspect Ratio: 1:1.85
Colour
Countries: MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, FRANCE
Language: CANTONESE, VIETNAMESE, MALAY, MANDARIN
Runtime: 90’
Sales Agent: DIVERSION


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