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Han Yew Kwang’s new film about a ‘manly’ woman and ‘womanly’ man

10 November 2010

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 Ê»manlyʼ Hainanese and the other is a Ê»womanlyʼ 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).

Click here for a full synopsis of the film.