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Love That Restores

Just released from prison, Eric tries to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter, Abigail whom he hasn’t seen since she was a young child. But Abigail is too ashamed of him to welcome him back into her life.

‘Love That Restores’ is a powerful exploration of the complex and often fraught relationships between parents and children, and the redemptive power of forgiveness and second chances.

  • Vincent Tee
    Director & Producer
  • Wendell Chua
    Executive Producer
  • Vincent Tee
  • Gilbert Chan
    Assistant Scriptwriter
  • Joy Poh
    Key Cast
  • Peter Yu
    Key Cast
  • Pearl Ng
    Key Cast
  • Jinling
    Key Cast
  • Rebekah Tan
    Key Cast
    "Junior Abigail"
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    15 minutes 48 seconds
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    January 1, 2023
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Director Biography

Vincent Tee is a Singaporean seasoned veteran actor with an impressive list of television and movie credits. He is a familiar face not only on Chinese content but English and Malay mediums as well. He is known to delve deep into every character he plays, with each appearance more memorable than the last. Vincent treats his craft and peers with equal respect. His recent movie credits include Not My Mother's Baking (2020), 1400 (2015), After Images (2014), Mister John (2013) and Ghost Child (2013).

Vincent makes his directoria debut with 'Love That Restores'.

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Director Statement

Forgiveness is a deeply personal and complex process, and it can be especially challenging when it comes to relationships with family members. In this story, the teenage daughter's refusal to forgive her father is understandable, given the pain and trauma that his actions may have caused her in the past.

However, what makes this story so compelling to me is the father's unwavering commitment to reconciliation, and his willingness to do whatever it takes to repair the relationship with his daughter. His efforts to make amends and prove that he has changed are inspiring, and they highlight the transformative power of second chances.

At the same time, I also want to portray the daughter's own emotional journey, as she learns to grapple with her own pain and resentment and eventually opens herself up to the possibility of forgiveness. The complexity of her emotions is understandable and relatable, and it underscores the difficult choices that children of ex-convicts must often face.

Love That Restores is a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a reminder that even the most difficult relationships can be repaired with love, patience, and forgiveness.