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A heartfelt tale about a mother pushed to the limit when her autistic daughter goes missing.


Nelia Phoon and Cliff Choy’s heartfelt drama, set against the backdrop of working-class Singapore, unravels the profound connection between a single mother and her autistic daughter. Gemia Foo delivers an emotionally charged performance as the resilient mother, while Charlotte Elizabeth captivates with her authentic portrayal of a young woman navigating the complexities of autism.

The film delves into the intricate dynamics of their relationship, showcasing both the challenges and the deep love they share. The narrative takes a gripping turn when the daughter goes missing, leading the mother on a desperate search that transcends socio-economic boundaries. Phoon and Choy skillfully expose the stark contrast between social classes, emphasizing the ignorance faced in affluent neighborhoods.

The exceptional acting elevates the film, painting a vivid picture of maternal love and determination. The writing shines in its realistic portrayal of the struggles faced by families dealing with autism. Kayue Li’s cinematography adds layers of emotion, capturing delicate moments with cinematic finesse. The film’s editing and sound design enhance the overall impact, making it an emotionally charged and beautifully crafted tale. ‘Mama’ is not just a film; it’s a testament to the power of love, understanding, and the resilience of the human spirit. A must-watch, leaving a lasting impression on the heart.

Mama Short Film


Runtime: 21 min
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