Film - Program 10 Filmfest 2019


Directed by Grace Swee


Director: Grace Swee
Section: Program 10
Country: USA, Singapore
Year: 2018
Language: English, Hokkien
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Elena Chia, Loh Heng Joo, Kelly Lim, Michael Chua
18+ (no age rating)

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A lone woman grapples with grief and a new chapter in life after the passing of her mother. When she tries to sell her family home, her mother’s spirit returns to ensure that everything remains the same. Set amidst the constantly restructured landscape of Singapore, DISTANCE explores the intricate ties that bind us to people and spaces.

  • Film School: Columbia University

  • Duration: 19 Min.

Meet the director


Grace Swee

Grace Swee graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2010. She pursued filmmaking independently, directing and producing short films in her home country. She is currently pursuing an MFA in directing/screenwriting at the Columbia University School of the Arts. She enjoys telling stories of different genres, leaning toward films that expound on family relations, deep character studies, and magical realism.


Screenplay: Grace Swee
Director of Photography: Shyan Tan
Film Editor: Grace Swee
Composer: Daniel Yap
Production Designer: Hanning Yap
Sound: Tan Wei Ting
Producer: Apoorva Charan