In one of the most poignant and relatable scenes in the film, we see a man so engrossed in his phone outside Chinatown Point that he forgets to cross the road when the light turns green. Looking up, he ponders crossing, but instead decides to return to his screen. It’s moments like these in the film that let it speak for itself, no need for narration or hand holding. Tan Pin Pin has crafted a complex, intimate love letter to everything that makes Singapore what it is today, capturing a moment in time that will no doubt resonate with any Singaporean viewer and fill them with the understanding that in our busy lives, there’s a simple, powerful beauty even in the most understated of daily routines and everyday sights.
In Time To Come receives a limited release in Singapore on 28th September at Filmgarde at Bugis+. More information available on the official website here
Tan Pin Pin herself will be doing Q&As during opening weekend according to the following schedule:
Thu 28 Sep 19:30
Fri 29 Sep 15:30 19:30
Sat 30 Sep 15:30 19:30
Sun 1 Oct 15:00 19:20