ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE

BU JI BU LI

By Kek-Huat LAU, Jing-Lian CHEN

HUMMINGBIRD PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Historical - Completed 2016

The story begins with a portrait hanging in a family home in Malaysia. The subject remained a family taboo until the director discovered it was his grandfather, his identity hidden because he was a member of the Malaysian Communist Party. The director sets out on a journey to discover the secret history of his country through the eyes of his grandfather.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
Wide Angle
SIFF 2016
Audience Award
TAIPEI IFF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Historical, Family, Documentary
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN, MALAYSIA
    • Languages
    • CHINESE, MALAYSIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kek-Huat LAU, Jing-Lian CHEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Stefano CENTINI (HUMMINGBIRD PRODUCTIONS)
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