Summer, Forever

Troubled by her relationship with her boyfriend, Summer visits her former high school confidant, Sean, in California. The following year, she marries her boyfriend and leaves their homeland in Asia without a word. Six years later, Sean finally locates Summer back in California, stricken with illness and experiencing marital problems. As they spend time catching up, Sean soon realises the extent to which they have drifted apart and gets caught in a dilemma between keeping and losing her friendship.

  • Director: Wilson Yip
  • Runtime: 44m12s
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-0341
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2002
  • Producer: Jesus D. Heredia, Michael Zahler
  • Language: English, Mandarin
  • Production Country: United States

Cast List:

  • Benson Choy, Mimi Chang, Ding-Jo Currie, Tanya Vieira


  • Executive Producer/Screenwriter - Wilson Yip
  • Film Editor - Masanori Kobayashi
  • 1st Assistant Director - Michelle Opitz
  • 2nd Assistant Director - Wei Xue Mei
  • Cinematographer - Wilson Yip
  • 1st Assistant Cameraman - Teruhisa Yoshida
  • 2nd Assistant Cameraman - I-Ling Chu, Chris Phenix, Daisuke Katayama
  • Gaffers/Lights - Masanori Kobayashi, Pete Villani
  • Key Grip/Best Boy - Jonathan Mascitelli
  • Make-up - Hiroko Sasaki
  • Script Supervisor - Peishan Koh
  • Sound Design - Masanori Kobayashi, Wilson Yip
  • Sound Recordists - Melissa Kawasoe, Peishan Koh, Yukiko Yamashita, Hitoshi Tanaka, Caridad Stephens
  • Boom Operators - Yuko Yokoyama, Yukiko Yamashitai
  • Original Theme Song "Longing" Composer - Lama (Wilson Yip)
  • Performer - Diana Tan
  • Featured Song "Dan Shui" - Luan Tan


  • Relationships - Friends, Lovers, Mother/Daughter, Husband/Wife
  • Places - Beach, Hospital Room, Ocean, Sea, California
  • Activities - Video Recording, Conversing
  • Themes - Illness, Recuperation, Healing, Death, Friendship
  • Emotions - Confusion, Care, Love

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