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[SCREENING] Utter presents One Hour To Daylight

November 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Singapore Writers Festival and Sinema present One Hour to Daylight, a present-day social drama set in a Singaporean estate where cultural and social tensions threaten to divide its inhabitants.

One Hour To Daylight
Jonathan Choo, Sufyan Sam’an, Jacky Lee & D. Vel Murugan | Singapore | English, Mandarin, Malay & Tamil with English & Chinese subtitles | 77 min | Rating PG

A lift technician, Chen, dies in an unfortunate work site accident and his wife travels here from China to collect his body. Overseeing this case is ambitious Malay lawyer, Andy, who disregards his wife’s objections to giving their daughter Dela a Dream Device to better her studies. Dela’s classmate, Alyssa, has to live with both her grandparents in the absence of her mother, and she knocks heads with them constantly due to their class differences. She seeks comfort in her best friend, Wei Ting, whose unemployed father decides to rob a bank with Chen’s Bangladeshi co-worker, Nayeem. Their lives are separate but intertwined, and all collide in the Curry Incident.

Based on:
Harmonious Residences by Jeremy Tiang
Alyssa / Alyssa Again by Latha
Per(anti) Mimpi 1.0 by Chempaka Aizim
We’d Wanted To Rob A Bank by Xi Ni Er

There will be a post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers.

Date: 25 November 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library, Programme Zone
Tickets:  Free with registration.
Register via Peatix here

Utter is an annual initiative which showcases the best of Singapore writing and celebrates its potential to be adapted into different media and across languages, giving audiences fresh perspectives and a deeper understanding of our homegrown authors. Since 2013, it has produced numerous short films, both live action and animation.


November 25
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Woodlands Regional Library
900 South Woodlands Drive 730900 Singapore + Google Map