Amidst the seemingly never ending daily grind of city dwelling, the past caught up with a widowed man and a widowed woman in their twilight years.
Reunited after decades in separate marriages, they found themselves confronted with an emotion tsunami surging from suppressed trembles in yesteryears.
Can they make up for the lost time?
Can they find peace before their flesh perish?
UNDER is a closeup study of non verbal communications between the hearts through the lens of video framing, at times when all spoken words we could muster were mere hints of the abyss of meanings underneath.
Conceptualiser and Director of the project Ang Hui Bin and Playwright Lee Shyh Jih have always been fascinated with non-verbal communication in relationships, especially over what is left unsaid than said. This exploration together started out in 2017 when workshopping on Shyh Jih’s original script Under《下面 》. The opportunity to further the experimentation surrounding this theme surfaced in 2021 with the adaptation of a part of this same playscript, into a short film.
The first phase of this project is supported by National Arts Council under the Self-Employed Persons Grant (SEPG) from Nov 2021 – March 2022.
In place of a work-in-progress sharing, Hui Bin shares her thoughts and reflections on the process of adapting a play script into a film script.
At the end of the filming process, Hui Bin reflects on some of her key learning points and takeaways.