Father. Restaurateur. Hostage taker. How did one man's financial woes spiral into a harrowing crisis that captivated the world? With post-screening dialogue with writer-director Ken Kwek and lead actor Epy Quizon.
11 April 2015 (Saturday), 3:00pm
Admission for SFS members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating. Our booth will open 30 mins before the screening time.
*With post-screening dialogue with writer-director Ken Kwek and lead actor Epy Quizon.
- Official Selection (Toronto International Film Festival)
- Nominated for Grand Prix (Warsaw International Film Festival)
Synopsis: In multicultural and cosmopolitan Singapore, Onassis (Epy Quizon), a Filipino single father, is struggling with a failing business, rising rents and a bureaucratic civil service. Just when things start to look up, he is cheated of all his savings. One dog day afternoon, he decides he has had enough. In a matter of hours, the lives of a materialistic motivational speaker, his adulterous wife, her tent-making spiritual shepherd and a mainland Chinese gangster will forever change (excerpt taken from SGIFF 2014).
Director's Bio: Ken Kwek is a Singaporean screenwriter, director and playwright. His screenwriting credits include Glen Goei’s "The Blue Mansion" (2009) and Kelvin Tong’s "It’s A Great, Great World" (2011). The vignette, "Porn Masala", from his omnibus short film "Sex.Violence.FamilyValues." (2013) won the Audience Choice Award at the Gotham Screen Film Festival. (SGIFF 2014)