Award-winning filmmaker Anthony Chen, director He Shuming, actors Hong Huifang, Kang Hyung-suk and Shane Pow will gather in Singapore to promote the first-ever Singapore-Korea co-produced feature film AJOOMMA 《花路阿朱妈》! This is after the film just had its rapturous premiere a few days ago at the 27th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) where audiences laughed and wept. The film is getting a tremendous response in Korea and is the most buzzed about film at this year’s BIFF.
The AJOOMMA team will attend Reel Talk: AJOOMMA – an exclusive ticketed screening follow by a Q&A session with the public on 21 October. A gala premiere will be held at the Capitol Theatre. AJOOMMA 《花路阿朱妈》 opens in Singapore cinemas from 27 October with sneak previews from 21 – 24 October.
AJOOMMA 《花路阿朱妈》, which is selected as Singapore’s Oscars entry in the Best International Feature Film category, also received 4 nominations at the upcoming 59th Golden Horse Awards.
The movie follows the story of Auntie (Hong Huifang), a middle-aged Singaporean woman who has dedicated the best years of her life to caring for her family. Now widowed with her grown up son, Sam (Shane Pow) who is about to fly the roost, Auntie is left to contend with a whole new identity beyond her roles of daughter, wife, and mother.
A solo trip to Korea becomes a wild adventure for Auntie where she embarks on an unexpected roller coaster ride where hearts flutter and unlikely bonds are formed.
AJOOMMA is produced by Giraffe Pictures; with support from Singapore Film Commission, Korean Film Council and Seoul Film Commission. The film is distributed by Golden Village Pictures in Singapore.
AJOOMMA will hold its world premiere at the 27th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) on 7th October. It will open in Singapore cinemas on 27th October, with sneak previews from 21st to 24th October. A gala premiere will be held at Capitol Theatre.
Reel Talk: AJOOMMA will include an exclusive ticketed screening follow by a Q&A session with the public at 7.15pm, 21st October 2022 at Golden Village Suntec City. Tickets available here