Award-winning local filmmaker Anthony Chen 陈哲艺 premiered his critically-acclaimed omnibus film Distance 《再见，在也不见》 on 27 May at Marina Bay Sands, where he was joined by lead actor, popular Taiwanese star Bolin Chen 陈柏霖, Singaporean director Tan Shijie 陈世杰, local actress Yeo Yann Yann 杨雁雁 and new actor Cheng Huan Lin 郑焕霖. The Asian stars attended the gala premiere held at the MasterCard Theatres, presented by Marina Bay Sands and Giraffe Pictures.
It was a homecoming for the film’s executive producer Anthony Chen, who had debuted his multiple award-winning film, Ilo Ilo, at Marina Bay Sands back in 2013. Looking dapper in a Hugo Boss suit from The Shoppes, Chen, along with Bolin Chen, Tan Shijie, Yeo Yann Yann and Cheng Huan Lin, addressed fans briefly at the theatre foyer ahead of the screening.
Distance is an Asian omnibus film featuring three stories helmed by China director Xin Yukun 忻钰坤, Singapore director Tan Shijie 陈世杰 and Thai director Sivaroj Kongsakul. Lead actor Bolin Chen stars in all three segments of this ambitious triptych, embodying a generation of Asian millennials whose search for connection and belonging ultimately becomes thwarted in the age of facile travel, migration and escape. The movie’s theme song is sung by Singapore’s own Stefanie Sun.
Distance is distributed here by Golden Village Pictures Singapore and opens in theatres on June 2.