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The film is a quiet andintrospective drama about urban loneliness with only two main characters, aChinese boy and his Korean tenant.
is due to premiere at the NHK Asian Film Festivalwhich opens December 17 in
The festival, which wasnamed the Asian filmmaker of the year at Pusan this year, will also premieretwo new NHK co-productions - Don't LookBack by Korean director Kim Young-nam and Upwards by Vietnamese director Bui Thac Chuyen. The premiere ofIsraeli director Dror Shaul's Sweet Mud,however, has been postponed to next February after one of the actors sufferedan injury.
A total of 22 past NHKco-productions since 1995 will also be showcased at the festival which runsuntil December 25.
Meanwhile, Tan is currentlydeveloping his next feature, 132, atragic love story about smell, with his long-term producer Khoo. The titlerefers to a local bus No. 132 which is the longest bus ride in