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Dreaming and Dying

Hao jiu bu jian​

Nelson Yeo’s beautifully restrained debut feature portrays a complex love triangle of fantasy and desire between three old friends unexpectedly reunited in their middle age. Unfolding through bold dreamy poetics, a journey that begins in the real gently blooms into a moving and unexpected reflection on the porous boundaries between worlds; touching on issues of ageing, ecological collapse, mature sexuality, and mythology.

Director

Nelson Yeo

Countries

Indonesia Singapore

Year

2023

Premiere

UK Premiere

Dialogue Languages

English Mandarin

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Lights On

Distribution (Film Festivals)

Lights On

Producer

Si En Tan Sophia Sim

Coproduction company

Yulia Evina Bhara

Director of photography

Lincoln Yeo

Editor

Armiliah Aripin

Art direction

Lou Shenna Mark Chua Lam Li Shuen

Actor

Doreen Toh Peter Yu Kelvin Ho