A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
明月照灰霾

SINGAPORE PREMIERE

MON 7 SEP | 7:30pm

SINGAPORE | 2010

24 mins 

PG

Mandarin with English & Chinese subtitles 
华语对白附中、英文字幕

Directed by Liew Shi Xiong  
导演:廖士雄

* To be screened together with BODHI

*There will be a post-screening discussion with the film director at the end of the Premiere

**After the Premiere, the film continues to be available for online viewing until 13 September 2020, 11:59pm.

SYNOPSIS

During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, a Buddhist monk Pu Liang and his disciples provided shelter to many refugees. Their efforts go unappreciated when the refugees express their mistrust against Pu Liang after one of them discovers the monks performing a rite for a dead Japanese soldier. As the Japanese troops barge into the monastery, Pu Liang has to decide if he should put others before himself. 

日本占领新加坡时期,普亮法师及其弟子为许多难民提供了庇护所。当其中一名难民发现僧侣们为死去的日本士兵办超度仪式时,他们对普亮法师产生怀疑。当日军闯入寺院时,法师必须做出艰难的抉择。

DIRECTOR'S BIO 关于导演

Liew Shi Xiong graduated from the Wee Kim Wee School, Nanyang Technological University in 2010 with a degree in Communication Studies. He was an amateur/hobbyist filmmaker and a nobody.

廖士雄2010年毕业于南洋理工大学黄金辉传播与信息学院,获传播与信息学学位。他自认是一名平凡的业余电影制作人。

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS is my final year thesis film as an undergraduate and a fictitious account of a lesser known war hero, Venerable Pu Liang, who, together with his two disciples were arrested by the Japanese during the Sook Ching operation and subsequently executed at Changi beach. His compassion and sacrifice during the Second World War is a beacon of courage and hope.

《明月照灰霾》是我大学的毕业论文。电影是对鲜为人知的战争英雄普亮法师的虚构描写。普亮法师和他的两个徒弟在肅清大屠殺事件中被日军逮捕,随后在樟宜海滩处决。法师在第二次世界大战期间对众人的同情和牺牲,给予我们勇气与希望。

FESTIVAL AND AWARD HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nominee for Best Art Direction, Singapore Short Film Awards, 2011,
  • Official Selection, First Take, The Substation, 2011
  • Official Selection, Filament, 2010
  • Official Selection, Sinema Showoff: The Oriental Show, 2010

Print Source:
Liew Shi Xiong
mail.shixiong@gmail.com