Once the heir to a family shrine, Junya leaves that behind to pursue his dreams, and now works at a pub. He befriends Sara, a visitor researching dance.
Together, they return to Junya’s hometown near the Sea of Japan. The friendship grows in generosity as they share personal histories—their interactions marked by tender movements and a graceful ambivalence.
Inspired by the wintry coast they travel along, Faraway My Shadow Wandered ebbs and flows. Its rhythms take cue from gestures that rise and fall, while undated artefacts wash up onscreen.
With elegies for the past accompanied by praises for things yet to come, the film gingerly responds to an urgent question in a fractured world: What does it mean to share with strangers?
Liao Jiekai, Sudhee Liao
28 Nov 2020, Saturday, 9:30pm
03 Dec 2020, Thursday, 9:30pm
The screening is over. Thank you for joining us!
For local filmmaker Liao Jiekai, the past is a territory, shaped by various inhabitants whom he examines.
His oeuvre includes the features Red Dragonflies (2010) and As You Were (2014), while his video works have been shown at galleries and art festivals. He is pursuing his MA in film directing at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Sudhee Liao is an independent dance artist, choreographer and dance educator.
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