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Oasis of Now

Indonesian Premiere

90 minutes | 2023 | Malaysia, Singapore, France | Narrative | ūüĒäVietnamese, Cantonese, Malay, Mandarin | English Sub. |¬†N/A


A woman is secretly meeting a small girl at the corner of a stairwell in an old Kuala Lumpur apartment. They see each other occasionally here, sharing a moment together before returning separately to their homes, but nothing is quite what it seems.


MON, 27 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 1 | 12:00

TUE, 28 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 4 | 17:45

Director's Biogrpahy

Chia Chee Sum

Chia Chee Sum

CHIA Chee Sum is a Malaysian filmmaker, an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy (Busan), FIRST Training Camp (Xining), and recipient of Talents Tokyo 2020 Award. His short film HIGH WAY (2018), won the Jury Prize at the Busan International Short Film Festival. He is co-founder of theCommonist, a film and animation production company based in Malaysia and Thailand. His feature film debut, OASIS OF NOW, was developed at the SEAFIC Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab and presented at Locarno Open Doors Hub, Talents Tokyo and Berlinale Talent Project Market.

Crew & Cast

Production Company  theCommonist (Malaysia), Afternoon Pictures (Malaysia), Akanga Film Asia (Singapore), La Fabrica Nocturna Cinema (France)

Producer Lee Yve Vonn, Fran Borgia, Xavier Rocher, Chia Chee Sum

Main Cast Ta Thi Diu, Aster Yeow Ee, Abd Manaf Bin Rejab

ScreenplayChia Chee Sum

Cinematographer Jimmy Gimferrer

Editor Chloe Yap Mun Ee, Chia Chee Sum

Notable Achievement

Busan International Film Festival, 2023


HIGH WAY (2018)