Wen-guang (Kyo Chen) is autistic, and his younger brother Didi (Ernest Chong) has been stuck taking care of him ever since their mother passed away. Didi tries everything he can to find suitable work for his older brother, but all the while, Wen-guang has been on a quest of his own, seeking pieces to a secret project that makes full use of his hidden gifts. Guang, which means “light” in Chinese, takes on a stunning symbolic meaning in the poetic finale.
Director Quek Shio-chuan based this impressive debut feature on his own family history. The personal connection to the subject matter shines through in the simple, yet affecting drama. In Asia, more stigma is attached to autism than in Europe. Guang speaks honestly about difficulties encountered by autistics in societies that often equate them with the mentally challenged. Winner of three awards at the 2018 Chinese Young Generation Film Forum.
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Kyo Chen, Ernest Chong, Emily Chan