by Lyra Yang. Paper Dream follows the journey of four Chinese women in the 1930s: a self-proclaimed aristocrat, her husband’s second wife’s obedient daughter, a working-class mother, and a talented young prostitute as they find themselves trapped like prisoners in a “land of freedom”. It is about the ghosts they left behind, the spirit of who they are, and the dream of what they might become. A haunting period drama that reckons with the spectre of nationalism still stalking immigrants at America’s borders.
Directed by Raksa Lim
Momo Nakamura as TAM-LEI-FAN
Cheryl Campo as LEE-ON
Elizabeth Ung as YING-YING
Lorrie Smith as WONG-MEI-YEE
Jay Ruiz as INTERPRETER JESSEN/AMERICAN GUARD
Raksa Lim as COOK CHUN/INSPECTOR GUTMAN/PAPA