Director: Chris Chong Chan Fui
“What is the reality of our environment and why are we unable to see past the illusion of this place we call home?” - filmmaker Chris Chong Chan Fui
Against a backdrop of bright, fast-paced karaoke pop this unhurried coming-of-age tale moves with the leisurely languor of a humid Malaysian afternoon, as a young man returns from Kuala Lumpur after a two-year absence to find that life in his village home has moved on without him.
A reflection on homecoming and the gap between fantasy and reality, filmmaker Chris Chong Chan Fui follows Betik as he helps out at his mother's karaoke bar, a place where the locals come to sing their troubles away - and where Betik finds that he's out of tune with the people that surround him.
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