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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 by Eric Khoo
Produced by Brian Hong
Written by Theresa Poh Lin Chan
Eric Khoo
Wong Kim Hoh
Starring Theresa Poh Lin Chan
Samantha Tan
Ezann Lee
Seet Keng Yew
Music by Kevin Mathews
Christine Sham
Cinematography Adrian Tan
Edited by Low Hwee-Ling
Zhao Wei Films
Distributed by Warner Bros. (USA)
Peccadillo Pictures (UK)
Release date
Running time
93 minutes
Country Singapore
Language Cantonese, 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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