The Tree House (2019)

  • February 20, 2021 | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Directed by: Truong Minh Quý
Runtime: 84 mins
Country: Singapore, Vietnam, Germany, France, China
Language: Vietnamese
Rating: PG13 (Brief nudity)


In 2045, a filmmaker lands on Mars and tries to make a film. Using his lived experience and memories, he uses footage he shot of the Kor and Ruc people, indigneous ethnic groups living in the mountains and caves of Vietnam. Included in his footage is archival material of the American invasion of Vietnam where many were forced out of their homes through bombings or economic necessity. Interweaving images shot on Super16, negative images that give a distinctly futuristic air, overlaid with the sounds he recorded on his space voyage, the filmmaker contemplates the concept of ‘home’ and ‘memories’. Is a memory valid only if it has been recorded?

To see the full SoM21: [Alternate / Opt] Realities film programme, please refer here. The programme will run from 20 January to 21 February 2021 at both Marina One and Oldham Theatre.

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