Hushed and often haunting, this debut feature by Boo Junfeng begins as a routine family portrait but quietly develops into a story of genuine historical sweep. A fatherless teenager in Singapore elects to spend the summer with his paternal grandparents before he’s inducted into the army, and during his stay the grandfather fills in the boy’s dim memories of his late dad, who took part in and was ultimately ruined by the left-wing student protests in Singapore during the early 60s. When the grandfather suddenly dies, the grandmother and the teen move back in with his mother and stepfather, and the old woman’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease not only taxes the little family but leads to more revelations about the father’s past. The movie slows to a crawl in its last couple reels, and its reliance on the title image borders on the heavy-handed, but Boo’s sophisticated twining of personal and national memory is pretty impressive for a young filmmaker. In English and subtitled Mandarin and Hokkien.