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The Last Artisan (2018)

88 minutes / Documentary

Plot Synopsis:

The past and present converge at Singapore's Haw Par Villa - an 80-year old Chinese theme park where hundreds of colourful statues convey poignant myths and morals. After a 7-decade tenure as its head artisan, Mr. TEO Veoh Seng is now retiring and passing his tools and paintbrushes to two Mainland Chinese nearly half his age. Will they be able to pick up a lifetime of skills in a matter of months? As craftsmanship and life lessons are imparted to the next generation, the dramatic history of Haw Par Villa serves as a metaphor for a country transitioning from its analogue past to a digital future.


Director: Craig McTurk

Producer(s): Chris Twyford, Craig McTurk

Produced by: Latent Image Productions

Language: Chinese Dialect, Mandarin, English

Cast: Teo Veoh Seng, Chen Jin Long, Zhang Hua Bing, Dolly Lim, Adeline Teo


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