一人一半 (Two Halves)

一人一半  (Two Halves)

Multiple award winning story about a day in the life of an old cardboard collector in Singapore.

Winner of:
Best Direction (Cine65 Jury Awards 2019)
Best Cinematography (Cine65 Jury Awards 2019)
Best Art Direction (Cine65 Jury Awards 2019)

Synopsis:
An elderly cardboard collector manages a measly $4.80 from selling his
cardboard boxes to a recycling centre at the end of a long days work.
Barely enough money to make ends meet, he bums a cigarette from a stranger outside a hawker centre on the way back.

Hungry and exhausted upon arriving home, he is greeted by his wife and a
table of simple yet comforting dishes: warm porridge, stir-fried vegetables and a can of black bean dace(fish).

As the couple have a honest conversation about their daily struggles, they
find joy in the simplest of pleasures: sharing a “You Tiao”(dough fritter).
“一人一半” or “Two Halves” is a short film that delves deeper into the heart of
the problems in lower income, elderly families in Singapore. Also, bringing to
light the unrelenting harshness of reality: “When life comes down to the
dollars and cents, it’s whether you see the glass half full or half empty.”

一位年长的纸板收藏家通过出售他的手机只卖了4.80美元
在长时间工作结束时,纸箱到回收中心。
几乎没有足够的钱来维持生计,他从一个人身上掏出一支烟

在回来的路上,小贩中心外的路人。

到家后饥肠辘辘,他受到了妻子的欢迎
简单而舒适的餐桌。温粥,炒蔬菜

和一罐黑豆d鱼。

由于这对夫妇对他们的日常斗争进行了诚实的交谈,他们
在最简单的快乐中找到快乐:分享一个“You Tiao”(面团油炸馅饼)。
“一人一半”或“两半”是一部深入探究心灵的短片
新加坡低收入,老年家庭的问题。还有,带来
点亮现实的无情苛刻:“生命降临时
美元和美分,无论你看到杯子半满或半空。“

Cast:
Tuen Wai Meng – Old Man
Pearl Wong – Old Man’s Wife
Larry Low – Recycling Center Boss
Jonathan Cheok – Stranger

Crew:
Jonathan Cheok – Director, Producer, Writer, Set Design
Braven Yeo – Co-Director, Co-Writer, DOP, Editor, Sound Designer, Colourist
Aaroson Koh – Assistant Director
Ryan Yong – Camera Assistant
Afiq Aris – Gaffer
M. Nurhidayat – Grip
Justin Mok – Art Director
Zhuning – Location Sound Recordist
Vivian Ang – Makeup Artist
Brianna Wai – Production Assistant
Tay Chun Hsien – Production Assistant

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