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'AJOOMMA' Scores 4 Nods at the 59th Golden Horse Awards and Drops Official Trailer!

By InCinemas  /  29 Sep 2022 (Thursday)

The first-ever Singapore-Korea co-produced feature film AJOOMMA 《花路阿朱妈》received 4 nominations at the upcoming 59th Golden Horse Awards!
Established local actress Hong Huifang picks up a nod for Best Leading Actress, while veteran Korean actor Jung Dong-hwan is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Jung is only the second Korean actor ever to be nominated at the Golden Horse Awards.
First-time feature director He Shuming competes in 2 categories: Best New Director and Best Original Screenplay, whereby he is nominated alongside his co-writer Kris Ong.
Director Shuminggrateful for the recognition, said:

I’m speechless still. It’s been 6 years of hard work and we couldn’t have done it without the support of so many people around us. I’m so happy for Huifang and Jung Dong-hwan - such deserving nominations!

Actress Hong Huifang adds:

2022 has been exceptionally fulfilling. We shot AJOOMMA at the beginning of the year, the movie got selected for the upcoming Busan International Film Festival, and now I received the prestigious Golden Horse nomination of Best Leading Actress. I am very humbled.

Watch the trailer below:

AJOOMMA follows the story of Auntie (Hong Huifang), a middle-aged Singaporean woman who has dedicated the best years of her life to caring for her family. Now widowed with her grown up son, Sam (Shane Pow) who is about to fly the roost, Auntie is left to contend with a whole new identity beyond her roles of daughter, wife, and mother. A solo trip to Korea becomes a wild adventure for Auntie where she embarks on an unexpected roller coaster ride where hearts flutter and unlikely bonds are formed.

AJOOMMA is produced by award-winning Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen's Giraffe Pictures; with support from Singapore Film Commission, Korean Film Council and Seoul Film Commission. The film is distributed by Golden Village Pictures in Singapore. 

AJOOMMA sneaks from 21 – 24 October and opens from 27 October in cinemas.
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