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When Hainan Meets Teochew… in Hong Kong1 min read

25 February 2011 2 min read


When Hainan Meets Teochew… in Hong Kong1 min read

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More specifically, at the Hong Kong International Film Festival that is, which runs from 20th March to 5th April, with the film making its international premiere after its successful limited commercial run in Singapore. For those attending the festival, keep a lookout for the film as it will be screened under the Global Vision section, devoted to new works from around the world.

For industry players, the film will also be screened at the Hong Kong FILMART from 21 to 24 March, held in conjunction with the HKIFF. And as previously mentioned, When Hainan Meets Teochew will also be going to Tokyo to open the Asian Queer Film Festival in May 2011.

You can read my review here, and if you still haven’t seen the film, you can do so now – the final local screening will be on 25th Feb 2011, 7pm at Sinema Old School – get your tickets rightaway!


A romantic comedy usually involves a handsome man and a pretty lady. But what happens when it’s a ‘manly’ woman, and a ‘womanly’ man?

One day, a brassiere drops on Teochew. He immediately wins the lottery and decides to keep it. Hainan begins an arduous search for her precious underwear, distributing hundreds of missing posters around her neighbourhood. Teochew sees one of the posters, and his curiosity is piqued. Bumping into Hainan one day, he asks about the brassiere, although he has no intention of returning it. Unfortunately, he lets slip more than he should, and Hainan becomes suspicious…

~ A Nutshell Review ~

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