Tomorrow Is A Long Time

Southeast Asian Premiere

JOW Zhi Wei Singapore, Taiwan, France, Portugal 2023 106 min PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

In this shapeshifting tale, a tenuous father−son relationship paves the way for a haunting coming-of-age journey with a metaphysical twist.

Widowed pest exterminator Chua and his son Meng eke out a precarious existence on the margins of society. Years of gruelling labour, coupled with an unexpected tragedy at work, take a toll on Chua. All this casts a long shadow upon Meng, who is pressured into bullying by a group of delinquents, perpetuating the cycle of violence. Forced to face repercussions for his actions, Meng has little choice but to enlist for military service.

In this boldly bifurcated narrative, we follow Meng on a military exercise into the depths of an unknown jungle. This sets in motion a quietly sublime odyssey that unfolds with parallels to the past, offering Meng a brief respite from his past actions and the possibility of a new beginning.

Q&A with Filmmaker(s)

3 Dec, Sun 4:00PM / 106 min

Golden Village x The Projector at Cineleisure, Majestic Hall


Screening are free seating & first-come, first-serve basis. All ticket purchasers are kindly asked to be on time and note the 10-min grace period.

Plus, a new Rush Queue for last-min folks!

Tomorrow Is A Long Time


JOW Zhi Wei

Singapore, Taiwan, France, Portugal


Mandarin, English


106 min

PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

Southeast Asian Premiere

JOW Zhi Wei

JOW Zhi Wei is a Singaporean writer- director whose work depicts people marginalised by society. His short films include After the Winter (2013), which was screened as part of Cannes’ Cinéfondation selection, and Waiting (2010). Tomorrow Is a Long Time, his directorial feature debut, premiered as part of the Berlinale’s Generation 14plus competition.

Leon DAI
Lekheraj SEKHAR
Edward TAN

Jeremy CHUA

JOW Zhi Wei


Akanga Film Asia