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Last Shadow at First Light

Indonesian Premiere

108 minutes | 2023 | Singapore, Japan, Slovenia, Philippines & Indonesia | Narrative | ūüĒä Japanese, Mandarin & English | English Sub. |¬†Age Rating


Haunted by recurring apparitions, 16-year-old Ami embarks on a journey from Singapore to Japan in search for her missing mother. On arrival in Tokyo, a cynical taxi-driving uncle whom she meets for the first time becomes her custodian and reluctant guide to the family hometown with a dark past. The road, paved with hauntings and hallucinations, traces her mother’s footsteps into mental decline. As Ami’s eyes begin to open to the nether world, a bond is slowly forged between uncle and niece. Amidst the transforming landscapes, Ami’s enigmatic dreams and lost mother unveil their true nature.


SUN, 26 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 2 | 14:45

MON, 27 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 4 | 12:45

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Nicole Midori Woodford

Nicole Midori Woodford

Nicole Midori Woodford, a Singaporean film director and writer, is an esteemed alumna of Berlinale Talents, Asian Film Academy, Torino Film Lab, and Talents Tokyo. Her short films have graced esteemed festivals like Busan International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and Singapore International Film Festival. Her debut feature, "Last Shadow at First Light," a Singapore-Japan co-production, earned recognition at Torino Film Lab and Tokyo FILMeX, leading to its selection for the New Directors section at the San Sebasti√°n Film Festival in 2023. Nicole received the Young Artist Award in 2020 for her outstanding contributions to filmmaking.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company

PŇćtocol,, Studio Virc

Producer Jeremy Chua, Tomohiko Seki & Bostjan Virc

Main Cast Masatoshi Nagase, Mihaya Shirata, Mariko Tsutsui, Peter Yu

Screenplay Nicole Midori Woodford

Cinematographer  Hideho Urata

Editor Daniel Hui & Nicole Midori Woodford

Notable Achievement

San Sebasti√°n International Film Festival, 2023