A Love Unknown

  • 82'
  • Singapore
  • 2020

In New York, Min is suffering from writer's block, depression and hallucinations. On the opposite side of the world, in Singapore, her adult daughter Renée, left there years ago by Min, struggles with existential questions. The young artist makes her failed marriage central to her new project, while almost drowning in suicidal thoughts and loneliness. In this drama, the two estranged women try to stay afloat, with varying degrees of success.

Artist and director John Clang uses a variety of visualisations and filters to depict the women's mental battles. He switches from grey and sepia to hyperrealistic mobile phone footage when the perspective changes. Various filters are used to express feelings, reality or hallucinations. Linking literal and metaphoric distances, realities and figments of the imagination while the women seem to lose their grip on life by the day.

Director
John Clang
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Singapore, USA
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
82'
Medium
DCP
Languages
English, Korean
Producers
Jeremy Chua, Elin Tew
Production Company
Potocol
Sales
Potocol
Screenplay
John Clang
Cinematography
Lavender Chang
Editor
John Clang
Sound Design
Nikola Medic
Music
Clarence Chung
Cast
Renée Ting, Min Ko