The Day I Left



The film is narrated by Matt, a young autistic boy who lives with his sister, father and step-mother. We see examples of Matt’s autistic tendencies and hear him explaining them in the voiceover. He appears to have savant-like qualities and a desire to learn how everything works. Matt’s stepmother resents him and does not understand him. Matt leaves home while his family is asleep, hoping to seek an understanding of everything before his return home.

Director: Kirsten Tan Keng Ing
Release Year: 2004
Subtitles: None
Language: English
Producer: Marie Kwok Lye Ching & Kaajal Wallia
Rating: PG
Runtime: 12m00s
Production Country: Singapore
Accession No: 2007-D-0430

Cast List:

  • Frasier Tiong, Samantha Nonis, Rick Tan, Angeline Soh