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World Cinema

Canopy

Year 2013
Runtime 84 mins
Language English | Japanese | Mandarin
Subtitles Yes

A tense, near-silent thriller set during the 1942 Japanese invasion of Singapore.

Australian fighter pilot is shot down in combat during the 1942 Japanese invasion of Singapore and awakens suspended in the foreign treetops. While trying to navigate the surrounding jungles, he finds an injured Chinese resistance fighter and the two unite to survive against a shared enemy.

Transcending language and culture, the near-silent Canopy is a tensely shot thriller about uncommon allies and the brutal quest they must undertake to survive.

Director Aaron Wilson takes the war genre to new cinematic territory.

Countries

Australia Singapore
Festivals
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2014, Busan International Film Festival 2013, Seattle International Film Festival 2014
Director
Aaron Wilson
Screenwriter
Aaron Wilson
Cast
Khan Chittenden, Tzu-yi Mo, Robert Menzies