POP AYE

Film

Debut Feature Film
Country: Singapore/Thailand 
Prod Companies: Giraffe Pictures; E&W Films; A Girl And A Gun; 185 Films
Writer & Director: Kirsten Tan
Year: 2017



SYNOPSIS

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together – only to discover the truth about himself.



SELECTED SCREENINGS & AWARDS

Sundance Film Festival (World Dramatic Competition) - Special Jury Prize for Screenwriting 
Rotterdam Film Festival - VPRO Big Screen Award
Zurich Film Festival - Best International Feature Film Award 
Thai National Film Association Awards - Nominations in 5 categories 
The Academy Awards (Foreign Film Category) - Singapore's nomination 



REVIEWS

"The first feature by New York-based, Singapore-raised writer-director Kirsten Tan is unhurried and unforgettable. Tan ultimately is concerned with what’s unknowable and mysterious in all of us. " - Hollywood Reporter

"Warm yet unsentimental, graced with the lightest touch of surrealism, this opening-night offering from Sundance’s world cinema dramatic competition is a joy for patient viewers." - Variety

"Pop Aye is poetically profound, but the elephant in the room is really its warm heart. We’re immensely pleased to be working with such an original talent in Kirsten Tan on this audience charmer.” - Kino Lorber



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