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Be with Me is a 2005 Singaporean drama film directed by Eric Khoo. The film is inspired by the life of deaf-and-blind teacher Theresa Poh Lin Chan. It premiered as the Director's Fortnight selection in the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. It was also the official entry from Singapore for the 78th Academy Awards in the foreign language category. In December 2005, the Academy body disqualified the film on grounds that the dialogue is mainly in English.[1] Out of 93 minutes, the film only has two and a half minutes of dialogue.

Be with Me
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Theatrical poster
Directed byEric Khoo
Produced byBrian Hong
Written byTheresa Poh Lin Chan
Eric Khoo
Wong Kim Hoh
StarringTheresa Poh Lin Chan
Samantha Tan
Ezann Lee
Seet Keng Yew
Music byKevin Mathews
Christine Sham
CinematographyAdrian Tan
Edited byLow Hwee-Ling
Zhao Wei Films
Distributed byWarner Bros. (USA)
Peccadillo Pictures (UK)
Release date
Running time
93 minutes
LanguageCantonese, English, Hokkien, Mandarin

Be with Me is the first film in Singapore to explicitly feature a lesbian relationship.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "Foreign Film Barred from Oscars", BBC News, BBC, December 23, 2005, retrieved April 8, 2012

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