It is the early 1990s in China and a western city boy named Xiao Lei has just graduated from primary school. Finally it is time…
Winner, Best Youth Feature Film, 2017
The director-producer of APSA 2012 Best Children’s Feature Film award winner The Mirror Never Dies returns with The Seen and Unseen, an adventure into a remarkable visual world. One day in a hospital room, ten-year-old girl Tantri realizes that she does not have much time left with her twin brother, Tantra, who is losing his senses and dying. To help cope with this harsh reality, Tantri retreats to an enchanting nocturnal dream world, which becomes the twins’ playground. Under the light of the full moon Tantri dances about her home and about her feelings. She experiences a magical journey and emotional relationship through body expressions, between reality and imagination, grief and hope.
APSA Winner Clip
Post win interview with Kamila Andini and Ifa Isfansyah
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.