In the world of six billion people, it only takes one to change your life.
Together with Festive films, the Urbanwire is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to preview screening of The Visitor, on Dec 5, at Golden Village Plaza Singapura.
Simply answer the following question and stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to the screening. Email your answer with your full name and NRIC to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 December, 12 noon.
“The young immigrant couple who moved in with Walter are Tarek, who is Senegalese, and his girlfriend Zainab who is Syrian” True/False?
Date: Dec 5, Friday
Runtime – 104min
Venue: Golden Village, Plaza Singapura, Hall 4
Language: English, French Arabic and Russian with English subtitles
About the movie
“You can live your whole life and never know who you are until you see the world through the eyes of others.”
A college professor becomes embroiled in the lives of a young immigrant couple living in New York City and stumbles into an unexpected romance as a result. As these strangers struggle to deal with their individual lives in a changed world, their shared humanity is revealed in awkward, humorous and dramatic ways.
This poignant film about rediscovering happiness in the least expected places stars a disillusioned Connecticut economics professor whose life is transformed by a chance encounter in New York City.
62-year-old Walter Vale is sleepwalking through his life. Having lost his passion for teaching and writing, he fills the void by unsuccessfully trying to learn to play classical piano. When his college sends him to Manhattan to attend a conference, Walter is surprised to find a young couple has taken up residence in his apartment. Victims of a real estate scam, Tarek (Haaz Sleiman), a Syrian man and Zainab (Danai Gurira), his Senegalese girlfriend, have nowhere else to go.
In the first of a series of tests of the heart, Walter reluctantly allows the couple to stay with him.
Friendship blossoms and in time, differences in culture, age, and temperament begin to fall away.
After being stopped by police in the subway, Tarek is arrested as an undocumented citizen and held for deportation. As his situation turns desperate, Walter finds himself compelled to help his new friend with a passion he thought he had long ago lost. When Tarek’s beautiful mother Mouna (Hiam Abbass) arrives unexpectedly in search of her son, the professor’s personal commitment develops into an unlikely romance.
And through these newfound connections with three virtual strangers that Walter is awakened to a new world and a new life.