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“Red Dragonflies”

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6 JULY 2017


7.30PM – 9.15PM


120A Prinsep Street
Singapore 187937




Singaporean director, Liao Jiekai’s debut feature length film, “Red Dragonflies”, addresses issues of change, memory and nostalgia in an intimate tale surrounding the discontinued KTM railway track.
Intertwining and old and new footage, the film drifts dreamily between the past and the present, aptly set within a country off rapid progress constantly threatening the disappearance of spaces.

Event Details

Rachel and her two friends explore an abandoned railway track that runs through a dense forest, but an unforeseen incident brings their little adventure to an abrupt end. Elsewhere, 26-year-old Rachel rekindles an old friendship with a high school friend. When a little boy from her past reappears, Rachel finds herself retracing a trail of iron and wood. Wistful and mysterious, the film depicts a world littered with incongruity, absences and traces of childhood dreams.

Special Jury Prize, International Competition: Jeonju International Film Festival 2010
International Competition: Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Films 2010 (BAFICI)
FIPRESCI Competition: Hong Kong International Film Festival 2010
Asian New Talent Competition: Shanghai International Film Festival 2010
International Competition: Santiago International Film Festival 2010
Winds of Asia-Arab Competition, Tokyo International Film Festival 2010


Liao Jiekai