Singapore Chinese Film Festival's opening film centres on relationship between a maid and her employer

Hong Kong writer-director Oliver Chan's (pictured) debut feature Still Human will be screened as the opening film of the Singapore Chinese Film Festival on April 18, 2019.
Hong Kong writer-director Oliver Chan's (pictured) debut feature Still Human will be screened as the opening film of the Singapore Chinese Film Festival on April 18, 2019.PHOTO: GOLDEN SCENE CO. LTD.

SINGAPORE- Hong Kong writer-director Oliver Chan's debut feature Still Human (2018) may be a fictional tale about the relationship between a Filipina domestic helper and her wheelchair-bound employer, but it is rooted in reality.

In fact, the main characters were inspired by a domestic helper and her disabled employer that Chan, 31, had encountered in her neighbourhood around two years ago.

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