Format: Feature Film – 80 mins
Client: Vogue Films
1400 is a Singapore film written and directed by Derrick Lui. In 4 interwoven tales, 1400 tells of how each character searches for love in a hotel.
Done in a style similar to Director Derrick Lui’s previous award winning short film “When Night Fa11s”. Notions of identity find context in the themes of love, loneliness and alienation that pervade our protagonists. Tension between the past and present is linked to memory, desire, time, space and environment.
Working with a theme of isolation and dislocation with a striking visual aesthetic, it depicts the bizarre love story of Rain and Summer. Rain and Summer are different personalities and backgrounds. Rain is an orphan, while Summer’s loving father owns the flower shop in the hotel.
Through their eyes, 3 other stories are interweaved together. This film explores the notion of love between them, a married couple who constantly meet for a rendezvous, a middle aged man who insists on his dates wearing something from his deceased wife, and a poor foreign girl, who has dreams of settling down with ‘the right man’.
The film laments how important love is to everyone of us, to what extremes we go to make it happen, but in difference situations and circumstances, the outcomes may be more than what we bargain for.