Esplanade Presents


Film Screening: Faraway My Shadow Wandered

Liao Jiekai & Sudhee Liao (Singapore)

13 Aug 2022, Sat, 8pm

1hr 10mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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When he was a child, Junya promised his maternal grandfather that as the eldest grandson, he would take over the family Shinto shrine. However, this did not come to pass as Junya did not share the same family name and he grew estranged from his family over time. To escape this tension, Junya ventured overseas to pursue other dreams and distanced himself from the hometown where he grew up.


One day, while working in an izakaya, he meets a foreigner with the same birthday researching a new dance piece for a film. His fateful encounter leads him to confront a family history that he has left behind and gives the dancer inspiration for her work. Together in the midst of winter, they revisit Junya’s hometown to reconnect with his childhood and let go of a promise he cannot fulfil.


Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Language: Japanese, English
Subtitle Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Liao Jiekai

Liao Jiekai is a Singaporean filmmaker and a founding member of the film collective 13 Little Pictures. His debut film Red Dragonflies (2010) won the Special Jury Prize at the Jeonju International Film Festival. His sophomore film As You Were (2014) competed at film festivals in Tokyo, Torino and Nantes. He received his MA in Film Directing from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2020 where he studied under Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Suwa Nobuhiro.

Sudhee Liao

Sudhee Liao is a Singaporean choreographer who graduated from The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts with a BFA majoring in Contemporary Dance. Her recent work Going live: Dancing with an enigmatic perception was performed at Shanghai Power Station of Arts in 2018 and Tai Kwun Contemporary in 2019. Other works include Handbook of Daily Movement that was commissioned by The Arts House, Singapore, along with Hermetic Diode and Haptic Compression, in collaboration with visual artist Andrew Luk was commissioned by Hong Kong Art Festival 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Date & Time

13 Aug 2022, Sat


Esplanade Concourse

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