In Time to Come
Director: Tan Pin Pin
Set in Singapore, In Time to Come follows the ritualistic exhuming of an old state time capsule, and the compilation of another. As enigmatic remnants of life from 25 years ago emerge – a bottle of water from the Singapore River, a copy of Yellow Pages, a phone charger – today’s selection of items are carefully primed for future generations to decode. Interwoven are carefully composed shots of moments we rarely think to preserve: the in-between minutes of daily life spent waiting for things to happen, shot in locales as diverse as the lush jungle to a residential district infused with haze. Like the time capsules in the film, this film itself is a vessel that transports us through past, present and future, a prism through which we glimpse alternate realities and venture into uncharted cinematic territory.
There will be a post-show dialogue with director Tan Pin Pin
Documentary | 2017 | 62 mins | Rating: PG
Curated by The Filmic Eye
Films curated by The Filmic Eye
What do we lose when the world we live in is sequestered into memory and how does this nostalgia help us negotiate the present, and envision the future? Delve into these questions and more at this year’s films at LumiNation as we present the work of some of Singapore’s most celebrated filmmakers as they search for what it means to be and belong in our little red dot.