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When Mirrors Had Meaning

When Mirrors Had Meaning is a visually searing experience of 70 year old, Krishnan setting him off a journey in search of his distant memory, leaving behind a letter to his family. Upon her return, his daughter, Priya finds the letter and assumes the worst. Her mother, Rani finds her in a frenzied state. After reading the note, Rani thinks she might have an idea where her husband might be. They find him in a temple, talking to someone in Hokkien, not visible to them. He keeps addressing to "Mei Lian" and views Rani and Priya as strangers. Rani explains to Priya that Krishnan′s first marriage with Mei Lian took place at the very place they are standing at, and the letter that Priya found, was written by Krishnan over 50 years ago addressed to his parents before he eloped with Mei Lian during the 1960s racial riots in Singapore.

  • Yuga J Vardhan
  • D Vel Murugan
  • Yuga J Vardhan
  • Sadesh Nambiar
  • A Panneeirchelvam
    Key Cast
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    13 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 4, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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  • Language:
    Chinese, English, Tamil
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital C300 Mark 1 (25p)
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Director Biography - Yuga J Vardhan

A Scholar and a Film graduate, Yuga J Vardhan an alumnus of the
Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology has received
numerous awards for his academic recognition as well as have
had his thesis film, Rain, screened at the Kuala Lumpur
International Film Festival 2010 and several other film festivals
around the world. In Mumbai, He had the opportunity to be
acquainted with acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap that further
deepened his interest in cinema which led to him to produce and
direct “Children of Tomorrow”, a documentary that spoke about
the plight of old folks imprisoned against their will in a home
looked after by cynical caretakers. The film was screened
alongside his two shorts “Rain” and “Mirror” at regional Film
Festivals curated by Malaysian writer and Filmmaker Amir
His recent short, When Mirrors Had Meaning won the Singapore Mental Health Film Festival's Short Film Competition. The film is an official selection at the 20th Kansas International Film Festival and will also be screened at the New York City Mental Health Film Festival (New York, USA) and Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival (Toronto, Canada).
Yuga J Vardhan continues to strive at creating meaningful content steeped in nostalgia and cultural backdrop.

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