Snow In Midsummer

Southeast Asian Premiere

CHONG Keat Aun Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan 2023 116 min NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

The historical trauma of Malaysia’s ‘513’ incident permeates the present in a series of haunting tableaux that compose this operatic drama.

13 May 1969: Ah Eng’s life is forever altered by the deadly racial riots breaking out across Kuala Lumpur. 49 years after the fateful night when she sought shelter with migrants of The Injustice to Dou E Cantonese opera troupe, Ah Eng finds her life invariably intertwined with the heroine Dou E who is similarly unable to move on from the tragedy.

In expansive wide shots, Snow in Midsummer frames history in a proscenium and renders its characters as pawns in a political arena. Lamenting their helplessness, the film stages a reconciliation between past and present, forcing a nation to confront its failure to address a contentious episode in its history.

7 Dec, Thu 4:00PM / 116 min

Oldham Theatre

Q&A with Filmmaker(s)

10 Dec, Sun 11:00AM / 116 min

National Museum Singapore, Gallery Theatre


Screening are free seating & first-come, first-serve basis. All ticket purchasers are kindly asked to be on time and note the 10-min grace period.

Plus, a new Rush Queue for last-min folks!

Snow In Midsummer


CHONG Keat Aun

Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan


Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Malay

English, Traditional Chinese

116 min

NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

Southeast Asian Premiere

CHONG Keat Aun

CHONG Keat Aun is a Malaysian writer- director whose work is rooted in stories of Malaysia’s Chinese diaspora. His feature debut, The Story of the Southern Islet (2020), was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and Best New Director at Golden Horse Awards. Premiered at Venice, Snow in Midsummer is his second feature.

WAN Fang
Pearlly CHUA
Peter YU

WONG Kew Soon
CHOW Wai Thong
Gene YAO
Jennifer JAO

CHONG Keat Aun


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