SNOW IN MIDSUMMER

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FILM INFO

Title in Mandarin

五月雪

Film Type

NARRATIVE FEATURE

Year

2023

Film Status

Post-Production

Duration

116 min

THEME / GENRE

HISTORY

Director

CHONG Keat-aun

Producer

WONG Kew-soon, Gene YAO, CHOW Wai-thong

Cast

WAN Fang, Pearlly CHUA, CHENG Jen-shuo

Production Company

Swallow Wings Films, Janji Pictures Production Sdn. Bhd., August Pictures

Festivals & Awards

2020 Golden Horse Film Project Promotion – CNC Cash Award

Participation Goal

Pre-Sales
Sales
International Distribution
Festival Screening

Snow in Midsummer is the latest film by CHONG Keat-aun, the Best New Director at the 57th Golden Horse Awards. CHONG’s first feature, The Story of Southern Islet was selected at the 2021 Locarno International Film Festival and IFFR 2021.

On May 13, 1969, Su-mei and her daughter Ah-eng watched Cantonese opera at the Chinese Temple in Kuala Lumpur, while her husband Ah-kooi and son Ah-yeow were at Majestic Theater. Unexpectedly, a violent riot broke out, and Su-mei’s husband and son were killed as they tried to escape the theater. In a panic, Su-mei and her daughter sought shelter behind the opera stage for the whole night. The Prime Minister declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law. Su-mei’s husband and son’s bodies disappeared after the riot.

Forty-nine years later, in 2018, Ah-eng discovered a news article about a nearly demolished cemetery called “513.” To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Ah-eng sought to track down her father and brother’s burial location.

SALES CONTACT

Company

Swallow Wings Films Co., Ltd.

JOB TITLE

Chairman

Contact

Albert YAO

Email

pacificoceansy@gmail.com

Tel

+886 2 2361 0873

Mobile

+886 910 364 048