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Film Title:

Cages

Country:

Singapore

Language:

English

Sound:

Dolby

Director:

Graham Streeter

Producer:

Joshua Wong

Lead Cast:

Makoto Iwamatsu, Zelda Rubinstein, Tan Kheng Hua

Genre:

Drama

Rating:

n/a

Logline:

A single Singaporean mother comes face-to-face with her despised and estranged father of 20 years. A story of three generations, miscommunication and a bond created by a young son who is blind.

Synopsis:

Twenty years of silence is broken when a single woman, ALI, and her sheltered, 7 year-old blind son, JONAH, find themselves on the streets, and are forced to stay with her estranged father.

 

Set in the forgotten suburbs of modern Singapore, ALI's attempt to escape repeated bad relationships ironically puts her before the man she resents most – her father, TAN.

 

But, the truth is not always easy to face when her father reveals a dark secret of 20 years past; a past that may cost a lifetime of relationship.

 

What results is CAGES; a powerful and poetic family love story about the intricacies of life. Set against the backdrop of Singapore songbirds, this eloquent journey of a woman, her blind son and her father, captures the unique and eloquent portrait of family, tradition, and the universal dialect of love and hope.

 

Run Time (mins):

90

Year:

2006