Sometimes We Forget

In order to take care of her grandma who suffers from dementia, Ah Yue, a high school girl, has to give up her youthful life. When her grandma drives away the maid again and quarrels with Ah Yue’s father unreasonably, Ah Yue opens a box full of her childhood memories and is reminded of the love from her grandma that will never be eroded by dementia.

  • Ziyi WANG
  • Ziyi WANG
  • Thim Kian CHENG
  • Ziyi WANG
  • Su Shwe Yee
    Key Cast
    "Ah Yue"
  • Ai Keow CHOO
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Mandarin Chinese, Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED, super 35mm, 6K
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Temasek Junior College
  • Singapore Mental Health Film Festival Short Film Youth Competition

    April 29, 2021
    World Premiere
    Best Impact Film
Director Biography - Ziyi WANG

Wang Ziyi is a filmmaker who strives to tell stories about the struggles and happiness of different groups of people and reflect on our shared humanity through films.

In 2015, Ziyi co-directed and starred in the short film Summer, which won Overall Best Film Award and Best Acting Award in Chinese Korean Toto’s Film Making Class, as well as Future Star Award in Chinese Korean Share Your Dream Short Film Festival.

Ziyi’s recent work, Sometimes We Forget, which she wrote, directed and produced, won Best Impact Film in Singapore Mental Health Film Festival Short Film Youth Competition.

Other than being a director, Ziyi is also an actress who starred in the Singaporean docu-drama From Victoria Street to Ang Mo Kio directed by Eva Tang.

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Director Statement

Taking care of people with dementia can be frustrating, and seeing how they gradually turn to strangers is hard, but what’s inside them won’t be changed. Dementia cannot define those who are suffering from it. They are more than the disease, they are people with stories and they need love and attention too. Dementia may take away the memory but it cannot take away the love. Sometimes we just forget how much we love each other, and when they can no longer remember how much they love us, we can remember for them.