Tomorrow Is a Long Time


A visually striking film about the experience of growing up and finding strength in a world of crisis.

"Tomorrow Is A Long Time is at its best when it aims for the heart rather than the mind, when it sweeps the viewer along with its striking imagery of apocalyptic junkyards, blazing basements, ravishing forests and rustic village houses, and leaves the reflections about real life to a later time."

"...gripping from the opening shot to the closing confident in its focus of the little moments.”

"...a ripe work that deconstructs the generally tolerated ways of the hungry capitalist machinery. Both Edward Tan and Laon Dai bring the best to the table, embraced by Russel Morton’s stylish photography.”



Life is not the most fulfilling for sixteen-year-old Meng: Lounging at home with his grieving father on a daily basis, being excluded from his family’s past, and forced into bullying other kids at school. Everything changes when he is thrown into a life-altering adventure that propels him into an exciting unfamiliar landscape.

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Director: Jow Zhi Wei
Genre: Drama - Boyhood, Adventure, Survival, Growing Up, Crisis
Original title: Míng tian bi zuo tian chang jiu
English title: Tomorrow is a Long Time
Country of production: Singapore, Taiwan, France, Portugal
Year of production: 2023
Length: 105 min
Color: Color
Shooting format: 4K (Arri Alexa)
Screening format: DCP 2K
Original language: Chinese Mandarin, English
Subtitles: English

Cast: Leon Dai, Edward Tan, Julius Foo, Lekheraj Sekhar, Neo Swee Lin
Scriptwriter: Jow Zhi Wei
Director of photography: Russell Morton
Production designer: James Page
Editor: Alexandra Strauss
Sound design: Olivier Dandre, Alexandre Hecker
Sound mixing: Simon Apostolou
Music: Ting Si Hao
Producers: Fran Borgia, Jeremy Chua, Stefano Centini, Xavier Rocher, Ico Costa
Production company: Akanga Film Asia, Volos Films, La Fabrica Nocturna Cinema, Potocol, Oublaum Filmes
Supported by: Tiger Tiger Pictures, Singapore Film Commission, Taiwan Creative Content Agency, L’Aide Aux Cinémas du Monde, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animée, Institut Français, Kaohsiung Film Fund, Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan

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Festivals / Awards

Berlinale - Generation 14plus - World Premiere
Hong Kong International Film Festival, China
IFF Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
CHAI. Chinesisches Filmfestival Leipzig, Germany
Taiwan Film Festival in Australia, Australia
Vancouver Film Festival, Canada - Vanguard Competition
Kinotrip International Film Festival, Slovenia
Lugano Human Rights Film Festival, Switzerland
Pune International Film Festival, India
Black Movie / Geneva International Independent Film Festival, Switzerland
Bengaluru International Film Festival, India
Asian Film Festival Rome, Italy
Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, USA


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