by Nelicia Low
2016 | HD | 15 min.
italian subtitles by EMM
Date sunday 9 july
We all do terrible things when we think that no one is watching. When her distant husband cannot give her the love she desires, the lonely and insecure Hui will do anything to feel loved. Caught in an unusual love triangle with her autistic brother, Hui has found a constant source of comfort.
Nelicia Low grew up in multilingual Singapore, where she was born with a thirst for stories. She craved many films that were banned and constantly shipped VCDs to watch them. At 13, she won second prize at a nation-wide music video competition, and has been making films since. She sidestepped into representing Singapore as a National Fencer for 6 years, and retired at 20 after the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou to focus on filmmaking. She is currently completing her MFA in Film Directing at Columbia University in New York. Her second narrative short film, FREEZE, premiered February 2016 in the International Competition of the 38th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. She is based in New York and Taiwan, where she is working on her first feature, Ñaño, based loosely on the real-life murderer Cheng Jie, who stabbed several passengers on the subway in Taipei, and his complicated relationship with his younger brother. It is set for a 2018 Fall shoot date. Having grown up with an autistic brother in a complicated family, Nelicia's films are not about the greatness of love, but that even destructive, detrimental forms of love are ultimately love as well. FILMOGRAPHY 2015 FREEZE (15 mins) 2014 FREAK (12 min., 26th Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore Panorama) 2004 POPCORN (3 min., Singapore Chinese Youth Paper Music Video competition, 2nd Prize)