Spurred by a film production crew who claimed she had no imagination, a blind grandma constructs an unusual cycling simulation with common household items.
Kew Lin is a Singaporean writer-director with a consuming fixation with the make-believe.
Her films have been shown in festivals in Oberhausen, Jogjakarta and Seoul. AUNT LOTUS & HER DREAM BICYCLE received the Honourable Mention Award at the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.
AUNT LOTUS & HER DREAM BICYCLE was conceptualised in January 2021, with the very fundamental vision of encouraging Singaporeans that no dream is too big or too small to achieve.
There is a universality in this story: that, although harsh, it is true that old age often pushes people out of relevance, let alone when they also have a disability. But this story attempts to show that it doesn’t have to be like that – we can always do something remarkable.
As the world’s ageing population grows, we hope to remind our seniors that there is grace and bravery in growing old.
No dream is too big to achieve, as long as we have imagination.
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia; Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival Screenwriting Competition; Leiden International Film Festival; Nepal International Film Festival; Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival; Seoul International Senior Film Festival