Singapore Dreamingâ€ ( ç¾Žæ»¡äººç”Ÿ ) is a story about a family with big dreams, living on a small island.
Heavily in debt, patriarch Loh Poh Huat canâ€™t help but feel bitter irony whenever he has to perform his job as a lawyerâ€™s clerk â€“ 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 .
So when Poh Huat suddenly 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 itselfâ€¦
â€œ Singapore Dreamingâ€ is a poignant, yet darkly humorous story about a typical Singaporean family coming to grips with their aspirations. It weaves a layered and moving tale about a family dealing with loss, ambition and the search for what really matters in life.
AKA: Mei Man Ren Sheng/Singapore Dreaming
Directed: Colin Goh/Woo Yen Yen
Runtime: 105 mins
Alice Lim Cheng Peng
Yeo Yann Yann
Lim Yu Beng