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Screening: Singapore Dreaming

Singapore Dreaming - Winner Montblanc New Screenwriters Award 54th San Sebastian International Film Festival | What are you dreaming of? 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 here.)


Synopsis:
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 life itself…

Background:
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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