Local director Wee Li Lin borrows inspiration from her youth for her new films
As a shy schoolgirl in 1980s Singapore, Wee Li Lin longed to be part of the cool clique known as the Centrepoint Kids who hung out at the Orchard Road shopping centre.
“I was always fascinated with them… they had an outrageous sense of style, and were so enigmatic and mysterious,” the local film-maker and former Singapore Chinese Girls’ School student said.
“People saw them as delinquents, misfits and punks, but I admired them and secretly wished I could be part of them.”
At 41, Wee is finally realising her dream with her new short film Centrepoint Kidz.
Showcased at the National Library’s Singapore Memory Project Rewind/Remind film festival, it tells the story of gawky teen Meishi, who overcomes her shyness and joins the Centrepoint Kids.