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Sandcastle

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
During a brief stay with his grandparents, teen En (Joshua Tan) learns his late father may have played a role in Singapore’s Chinese student protests of 1956. Exposition disguised as character development ensues, to the point where even nightclub conversation and a girlfriend seem added more for information delivery than drama. En’s interest in photographs and interactions with his Alzheimer’s-stricken grandmother reinforce the themes of cultural memory and the scripting of history, but a mawkish tone and graceless presentation ultimately submerge a potent—and in its home country, potentially controversial—political statement.
Written by Ben Kenigsberg

Release Details

  • Duration:96 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Boo Junfeng
  • Cast:
    • Joshua Tan
    • Elena Chia
    • Bobbi Chen
    • Ng Jing-Jing
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