Photo Credit: 5C Films Pte Ltd
Title: Singapore Dreaming ( 美满人生 )
Organiser: NUS Alumni Office
Directed by: Colin Goh & Woo Yen Yen
Duration: 105 mins
Language: English, Mandarin and Hokkien
Date & Time: Thursday, 26 Aug 2010, 7:30pm
Venue: Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium
Cost: Free (Please register
Singapore Dreaming ( 美满人生 ) is a story about a family with big dreams, living on
a small island.
Heavily in debt, patriarch Loh Poh Huat cannot help but feel bitter irony whenever
he has to perform his job as a lawyer’s clerk – seizing goods from the homes of
credit card debtors. At the end of his career and frustrated by the gulf between
his middle class dreams and his working class reality, he takes his feelings of
failure and envy out on his family.
When Poh Huat wins two million dollars in the lottery, the Lohs start believing
that maybe this windfall will deliver them from their struggles. But something happens
which pitches the family into a battle where the stakes are the very meaning of
Singapore Dreaming tells the tale of a typical working class Singaporean
family encountering adversity in their aspiration for a better life.
Inspired by a concatenation of emails Singaporeans wrote on their personal life
stories in relation to the Singapore Dream, writers Colin Goh and Woo Yen Yen wrote,
produced and directed the film which received the Montblanc New Screenwriters Award
at the 54th San Sebastian International Film Festival, a first IFFPA recognized
international award for a Singaporean film.
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