Synopsis

Trapped with a family of strangers in Singapore while waiting for reincarnation, a dead theater actress observes the life of others and the loss of her own family. Within the same time frame, two other incidents take place in New York and Hualien.  

An ex-mistress travels from Singapore to New York after learning the death of her lover while a Singaporean living in Hualien is attempting to muster courage to tell his wife about his betrayal and illness. 

Seemingly unrelated, the three protagonists form a complete cycle of reincarnation.


Director's Statement

As an artist, I wanted to make films when I was 23 years old but did not do it because I felt that I had nothing new to contribute. Twenty years later, I feel ready to start exploring this journey and create films that matter to my heart. The main idea is to invite everyday people sitting in front of the goggle-box to come inside the goggle-box and play the leading roles.

Their Remaining Journey is the first in a trilogy of films I'm making. It involves the mobilization of an entire family, my parents and many close friends to be the cast, experiencing the process of first time filmmaking alongside me. By weaving fictional narratives into their routine life, it became a game and an opportunity for them to express their inner feelings.

Since they are not actors by profession, the film is mostly presented in black and white. I did not want the lush colors of the film to be a distraction or concealment of their subtle performance, expression or even awkwardness. This intended methodology of utilizing documentary approach in a fictional film allows me to explore beyond my original script, leaving a much bigger space for further contemplation.

- John Clang


Credits

Written, Directed and Edited by
JOHN CLANG

Executive Producer
ELIN TEW

Director of Photography
LAVENDER CHANG

Second Unit Cinematography
KEVIN YEOH

Music Composer    
CLARENCE CHUNG 

Sound Design
KAZZ SATO

Sound Mix
LIM TING LI

Second Unit Director     
LAVENDER CHANG

Audio Post Producer   
YEO ZHI QI

Audio Final Mix     
MOCHA CHAI LABORATORIES

Cast
DOREEN TOH
BEON KAN
JOAVIEN NG
LIM BOON HOCK

LIM CHONG TOEH
TOH AH CHOY

LIM BOON CHIN
GOH MIN HUI
LIM YEE LIM KELYNN

ANG CHING SEONG
NG GEK CHOO


Technical Info

Original Title
灰彩虹

Language
CHINESE / HOKKIEN / CANTONESE with ENGLISH subtitles

Genre
DRAMA

Length
101 MINUTES

Format
DCP  |  1.85 : 1  |  BLACK & WHITE, COLOR  |  5.1

Year
2018