- Genre: Drama
- Language: Chinese dialects
- Directed by: Ho Yuhang
- Producer: James Lee
- Shooting format: DVCAM
- Duration: 80 minutes
- Production: Doghouse73 Pictures
- Year of Production: 2004
- Availability: Worldwide
- Distribution Contact: email@example.com
9th Pusan International Film Festival (New Currents Category) – Special Mention
26 th FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTINENTS
NETPAC AWARDED to SANTUARY @ IFFR 2005
The jury from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) awarded its prize for best Asian feature to Sanctuary by Ho Yuhang from Malaysia for its beautiful depiction of the human condition in a restrained and daring style that avoids conventions and is never distanced from the substanced of the film. Sanctuary also received special mentions of the VPRO Tiger Awards Jury together with a Vietnamese film.
SPECIAL MENTION "SANCTUARY"
Ho Yuhang's Sanctuary received the Special Mention in the Fribourg International Film Festival.
"the jury wished to award, also unanimously, a Mention to this film, its members were sensitive to the level of risk and demand displayed by it to express the mystery of intimate space."
Lai is a perpetual gambler who whiles away his days at a pool hall. See’s days are monotonously spent at a photocopy center with its endless duplication. The Old Man has found peace and comfort taking care of a sick partner in his old age home. See would like to mend a rift created long ago between her and the Old Man, and Lai consistently refuses See’s requests to put an end to his betting. Can these three people find a place where they can reconnect?
Loh Bok Lai, Chua Thian See, Chin Leong Fatt
Screenplay by: Ho Yuhang
Producer: James Lee
Director of Photography: Teoh Gay Hian
Editor: Tan Chui Mui
Boom: Alex Thong
Sound Engineer: Wong Seng Jinn
Executive Producer: Lina Tan
Cast: Loh Bok Lai, Chua Thien See, Chin Leong Fatt