LanguageCantonese, English, Hokkien, Mandarin Release dateMay 12, 2005 (2005-05-12) (Cannes Film Festival)
September 8, 2005 (2005-09-08) (Singapore) WriterTheresa Poh Lin Chan (inspiration), Eric Khoo (screenplay), Kim Hoh Wong (screenplay) Initial releaseSeptember 8, 2005 (Singapore) CastTheresa Poh Lin Chan, Royston Tan, Samantha Tan Similar moviesEric Khoo directed Be with Me and Mee Pok Man
Three tales of love wrap around the true story of a blind and deaf woman named Theresa Chan. In the first an elderly shopkeeper is devoted to his sick wife. In the second, two teenage girls become soul mates and lovers. In the third a chubby security guard tries to find the courage to woo a beautiful woman who works in his building.
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 Directors 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. Out of 93 minutes, the film only has two and a half minutes of dialogue.
Be with Me is the first film in Singapore to explicitly feature a lesbian relationship.
Be With Me is a tapestry of stories woven around the themes of love, hope and destiny. The characters lead separate lives but are bound by one common desire - to be with their loved one. The protagonists in the movie are fictitious bar one - Theresa Chan, a courageous deaf and blind woman whose life story inspired Be With Me.
Eric Khoo directed Be with Me and Mee Pok Man. Eric Khoo directed Be with Me and My Magic. The Way He Looks (2014). Singapore Dreaming (2006). Royston Tan appears in Be with Me and directed 4:30.