The Elephant And The Sea

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The Elephant and The Sea (2007)

The Elephant and the Sea follows the lives of two individuals in the aftermath of a water borne disease that strikes their fishing village. Has there been a disaster? A deadly epidemic?
A week after the disease takes the life of his wife, Ah Ngau, a fisherman by trade, is sent home with $300 in aid from the government and a cardboard box of useless “donations” from the public. Instead of grieving for his wife, Ah Ngau appears to have found a new sense of freedom, meeting a prostitute and experiencing a long delayed sexual awakening. Yun Ding makes a living doing an assortment of odd jobs, following his “big brother” Long Chai around. Mostly they cheat and hustle their way around, living off the naiveté of the public. When Long Chai succumbs to the disease, Ding has to make it on his own. But can a person with no direction in his life find something to hold on to?

Casts: Berg Lee, Chung Kok Keong, Ng Meng Hui, Tan Chui Mui
Writer/Director : Woo Ming Jin
Producers : Tomoko Ueda, Woo Ming Jin
Director of Photography : Chan Hai Liang
Production Designer : Woo Ming Jin
Editor : Kok Kai Foong
Music : Ronnie Khoo
Post Production : Maverick Media

Torino International Film Festival
(Special Jury Prize)
Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival
(Best Director Award & Critics Award)
DIBA Barcelona Film Festival
(Best Director)
Lisbon Village Film Festival
(Grand Prize, Best Film)

Festival Screenings:
Torino International Film Festival
Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival
DIBA Barcelona Film Festival
Lisbon Village Film Festival
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Los Angeles International Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Asian American International Film Festival
Hong Kong International Film Festival
Santiago International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Flanders International Film Festival
Warsaw Film Festival
Blackmovie Film Festival Geneva
Las Palmas International Film Festival

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