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Old Woman

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ABOUT THE FILM

A woman about to commit suicide is interrupted at the last moment by the sound of a baby crying. The sound of crying comes from a baby the woman has never seen before left just outside her front door. The movie depicts the drama of a woman with a deeply wounded heart being reborn together with the baby she has found and gives the viewer a poignant feeling of the importance of life.

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DIRECTOR'S DATA

Profile:
Lau Chee Nien took film course in directing. His thesis film, Grandfather was screened at various international festivals and won a prize at Singapore Short Shorts Festival and Pyongyang Film Festival. He currently works as a freelance director for television programmes and recently produced a feature film Unarmed Combat.
Nationality:
Singapore
Activities:
The Thief & the Lonely (1999) Eggs (1999) Max (1999) Crying Girl (1999) Room (2000) Gong Gong (2001) Old Woman (2005)
Screening / Award history:
18th Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore (2005) - Premiere 4th Festival Internazionale del Cinema d\'Arte, Bergamo, Italy (2005) 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2006) 5th Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester, UK (2006) 3rd Singapore Short Cuts, Singapore (2006) 8th International Panorama for Independent Filmakers, Athens, Greece (2006)

12 people voted

akira
2007-04-28 12:27:46

失った愛する家族。生きる人間の強さと弱さ。母親ってすごい!nothing more than mothers Love .

chabela
2007-04-25 22:48:44

一見するとアマチュア風の作りが、  逆に生々しく、かつドラマ的にも単純に完結しない作りを  支えていて、  高度なレヴェルで作られていたと思います。

edutom
2007-04-24 21:59:20

この作品はドラマ的な方向性を目指していると言うよりは、そのシンプルな見かけにも関わらずドキュメンタルで詩的な面が強い作品であるように見えます。  徹底して無表情ながら、その感覚がいちいち伝わってくるような老女の描写と共に、街の風景が一緒に点描されるような作り、と共に、音を殆ど使わずに後半のドアのノック音や施設とのやり取りの台詞音が重複した意味を持つような構成をとっているのも秀逸です。

daddykins
2007-04-21 20:02:22

I couldn't finish this piece. what should of held my attention was lost. Keep trying.

iwarehiko
2007-04-06 19:46:22

子供は生きるために生まれてき、老人は生きてきた殻を脱ぐ。だが残りが、問題だ。 まだだれかのために目いっぱい生きていかねば。

aini
2007-04-06 15:08:03

はあと
2007-03-29 11:57:53

少し描写が物足りなかったり、同じシーンを重複して使っているため時間の経過がわかりずらかったのですが、限られた制作費では仕方ないのでしょうか。

the ragman
2007-03-15 17:57:21

Hansolo
2007-03-14 23:52:23

A simple and good story.

anissasoeparman
2007-03-14 01:13:21