Yesterday’s Play

The son in this film is 24 yet he is unemployed and does not help out around the house, a situation which proves to be a source of distress to his longsuffering mother. In the course of the film, his inner thoughts and feelings are portrayed as she berates him, shedding light on the love-hate relationship between them.

  • Director: Ryan Tan Wei Liang
  • Runtime: 4m0s
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-0588
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Producer: Vivienna Ng
  • Language: Hokkien, Mandarin
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

  • Glenn Koh, Angeline Chan, Zechariah Koh


  • Writer/Director - Ryan Tan
  • Producer - Vivienna Ng
  • Assistant Director - Angeline Zhu
  • Director of Photography - Jessie Wee
  • Gaffer/Editor - Robin Ong
  • Sound Engineer - Sireena Akbar
  • Boom Operator - Huang Sze Jia


  • Relationships: Mother/Son
  • Activities: Nagging, Eating, Nitpicking,  Complaining, Household Chores
  • People: Good-for-nothing, Bum
  • Themes: Familial Love, Filial Piety, Emotional Barriers, Estrangement, Neglect, Forgiveness, Apology
  • Emotions: Resentment, Frustration, Apathy, Anger, Love, Vexation, Indifference

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