Ahead of its release on 13th April, the official movie trailer and poster for the highly acclaimed local movie POP AYE 《大笨象》 has been released.
Written and directed by first-time feature film director Kirsten Tan, POP AYE is a hot film festival favourite, bagging the Special Jury Award for Screenwriting in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and the VPRO Big Screen Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands. This is the first time any Singapore film has received an award at either festival - indeed a truly ground-breaking movie in Singapore’s film history.
Golden Village is also holding a special dialogue session, Blog Aloud: POP AYE, with Director Kirsten Tan. Not only will they be one of the first in Singapore to watch the movie, this lucky audience will also get a chance to hear the director share her thoughts on her first feature film.
Blog Aloud: POP AYE
Date: 6th April, Thursday
Venue: GV Plaza
Ticket Price: $13 (GVMC member); $15 (public)
Advance Sales: From 23rd March, Thursday
via all GV sales channels In Attendance: Director Kirsten Tan
A delightful mix of drama, heartache and humour, POP AYE tells the story of a washed-out architect Thana (played by Thaneth Warkulnukroh) who on a chance encounter bumps into his long-lost elephant Pop Aye (played by Bong the elephant) on the streets of Bangkok. Excited and a bit sick of the big city life, he takes his elephant on an outrageous road-trip across rural Thailand, running into some truly wacky characters - in search of the farm where they grew up together.
POP AYE is an E&W Films production proudly presented by New Influence Century Films and Giraffe Pictures. It is executive produced by million-dollar director Anthony Chen of ILO ILO fame, in association with A Girl And A Gun and 185 Films, with the participation of the Singapore Film Commission, and funded by the Torino Film Lab. The movie is co-distributed in Singapore by Giraffe Pictures and Golden Village Pictures.