Esplanade Presents


Film Screening: Rehearsal + Reaction

Directed by Jonathan Choo (Singapore)

4 Mar 2023, Sat, 6pm

5 Mar 2023, Sun, 6pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Recital Studio

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These two short films by Singapore director Jonathan Choo explore fatherhood and the dynamics between parent and child.


An actor discovers his son’s university application in the boot of his car, which was supposed to be mailed out a while ago. This film follows him around in his car as he attempts to come up with an excuse and solve this problem.


A father and son involved in each other’s acting projects negotiate the quiet frustrations that come with deep familiarity.


Director: Jonathan Choo
Cast: Zhu Houren, Joel Choo 


Film Rating: PG


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places.


Note (for pre-registered audiences):

1. Registered patrons will have priority entry to the venue.

2. Seating will be assigned by our Esplanade ushers.

3. Please arrive 5mins before the start of the performance to secure your seat.

4. Seats will be released to walk-in patrons thereafter on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: Mandarin & English
Subtitle Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

Jonathan Choo


Born in 1989, Jonathan Choo is a graduate from the National Film and Television School with a MA in Directing Fiction. 


His shorts Han (2016), Rehearsal (2017), and Reaction (2021) have played in festivals worldwide.


Through his films, Jonathan has always hoped to tell stories about generational consequences within chamber family dynamics.


His latest short, Caifan Haiku, premiered at the International Competition section of the 64th Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao in 2022.

Date & Time

4 Mar 2023, Sat


Esplanade Recital Studio

5 Mar 2023, Sun


Esplanade Recital Studio

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