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The Last Artisan (Screening)
March 5, 2022
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 5, 2022
4 & 5 Mar 2022, Fri & Sat
Esplanade Recital Studio
Language: Chinese Dialect, English, and Mandarin with English subtitles
Rated PG (Parental Guidance)
Please note that this is a film screening, and not a live performance.
The past and present converge at Singapore’s Haw Par Villa, an 80-year old Chinese theme park where hundreds of colourful statues convey poignant myths and morals. After a seven decade tenure as its head artisan, Mr Teo Veoh Seng is now retiring and passing his tools and paintbrushes to two mainland Chinese individuals nearly half his age. Will they be able to pick up a lifetime of skills in a matter of months? As craftsmanship and life lessons are imparted to the next generation, the dramatic history of Haw Par Villa serves as a metaphor for a country transitioning from its analogue past to a digital future.
Director: Craig McTurk
Cast: Teo Veoh Seng, Chen Jin Long, Zhang Hua Bing, Dolly Lim & Adeline Teo