Han Yew Kwang’s new film about a ‘manly’ woman and ‘womanly’ man
“When Hainan Meet Teochew” – the third feature length film from homegrown director Han Yew Kwang pokes fun at the romantic comedy genre by featuring two leads who are neither famous not good-looking.
Hainanese men are said to make the best husbands, while Teochew wives are said to be the prettiest. In this film, a lost bra brings two strangers together. A potential romance sparks between the two.
They seem like a perfect match – as one is a ʻmanlyʼ Hainanese and the other is a ʻwomanlyʼ Teochew. However, the Hainanese is a woman, while the Teochew is a man. Can the two of them still be together?
Lee Chau Min and Tan Hong Chye play the mismatched couple, while award-winning actress Yeo Yann Yann (881), Alaric Tay (The Noose), Catherine Sng (School Days) and Soundrarajan Jeeva lend their talents to the newest film from a director whose last two films Unarmed Combat and 18 Grams of Love have proven to be crowd and critical favorites.
“When Hainan Meets Teochew” is in Mandarin and English and is rated NC-16 for mature theme and some sexual reference.
The film premieres December 3rd at Sinema Old School. Tickets are priced at $10 ($8 concession for students, NSF, and senior citizens).
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