Woman On Fire Looks For Water

  |  Book Tickets: 01/01/2009
  |  Watch Now: 04/12/2010
  |  99 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Woman On Fire Looks For Water Film Poster


Father and son wrestle with love in a small Malaysian fishing village. While father looks up an old lover he should have married years ago, his son faces a dilemma. Will he choose the girl he’s in love with, or the daughter of his boss? The young Ah Fei lives in a small fishing village, where he catches and sells frogs. His bachelor father Ah Kau is a fisherman. The old man sees his death approaching and goes looking in a nearby village for a woman who was his great love, but whom he did not marry back then. His son is in love with a girl who only wants a relationship if he earns more. The son goes to work in a factory and faces a dilemma when his boss wants him to marry his daughter. While the father regrets the decision he took in his youth, his son looks as if he’s about to make the same mistake. Woo Ming Jin, one of the great Malaysian film talents at this moment, tells the story with beautiful images of an authentic fishing village, with an eye for local decay. —International Film Festival Rotterdam