Tiong Bahru Social Club

    Director
    Tan Bee Thiam
    Cast
    Thomas Pang, Goh Guat Kian, Jalyn Han, Noorlinah Mohamed, Jo Tan, Munah Bagharib
    Year
    2020
    Lenght
    88
    Country
    Singapore
    Storage
    DCP
    Language
    Mandarin with English and Czech subtitles
    Distributor
    13 Little Pictures

    Thirty-year-old Ah Bee (Thomas Pang) has landed his dream job: becoming the new Happiness Agent at the Tiong Bahru Social Club in Singapore. The club is a community of aging people and their caregivers who have one job: to ensure that their clients spend the rest of their lives in maximum happiness. They are helped in this task by artificial intelligence that can assess what will make a person happier. Tan Bee Thiam’s directorial debut is reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s films with its symmetrical, colourful visual stylisation. Beneath the welcoming visuals, however, lies a satire with sci-fi elements that reflects on society’s attitude towards lonely pensioners and the trust with which we entrust modern technology with our personal information.

    09.03.18:30 / Prague / Lucerna / Main room
    15.03.18:00 / Brno / Art / Main room
    23.03.20:00 / Šumperk / Kino Oko
    18.03.18:00 / Košice / Kino Tabačka