2016 / Colour / English, Mandarin, Malay & Tamil with English & Chinese subtitles / 77 min / Rating PG
Refreshments will be provided
Singapore Writers Festival and Sinema present the film, One Hour to Daylight, a social drama set in 2016 in a Singaporean estate where cultural and
social tensions threaten to divide its inhabitants. 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 both his wife’s objections and the possible
consequences of 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 father, a jobless middle-aged man, decides to rob a bank with Chen’s
Bangladeshi co-worker, Nayeem. Their lives, though separate, are intertwined, and all collide in
the Curry Incident.
Featuring the works of: Jeremy Tiang, Latha, Chempaka Aizim and Xi Ni Er
Cast: Larry Low, Joann Wu, Hatta Said, Aadhya Anand, Elias Mikhail, Christopher Yong, A.
Directors: Jonathan Choo, Sufyan Sam'an, Jacky Lee & D. Vel Murugan
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.