Oscars Race: Singapore Sends ‘Ajoomma’ to the Academy Awards

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Oscars Race: Singapore Sends ‘Ajoomma’ to the Academy Awards
Singapore Picks ‘Ajoomma’

The Singapore Film Commission has picked feature debutant He Shuming’s “Ajoomma” as its entry for the Oscars’ international feature film race.

A comedy drama that follows a middle-aged widow’s obsession with Korean pop culture and her journey to self-discovery, “Ajoomma” is produced by Anthony Chen, Golden Horse and Cannes award-winner for “Ilo Ilo” (Singapore’s Oscar entry in 2014). The film will have its world premiere at the upcoming Busan International Film Festival under New Currents, the main competition section of the festival.

The film has also received four nominations at the Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan, including best new director and best original screenplay, as well as best leading actress for veteran Singaporean actress Hong Huifang, and best supporting actor for Korean actor Jung Dong-hwan.

The first-ever Singapore-South Korea co-production is supported by Infocomm Media Development Authority (Imda)’s New Director grant.

The film will
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