THE WAYANG KIDS

THE WAYANG KIDS 

SG 2018. D: Raymond Tan. A: Puay-Kiong Lim, Dennis Lai, Kah-Sing Cheah, Raymond Tan. 87 min. Feature. Chinese OV with Eng. ST and German voice-over. No age restriction. Recommended from age 8

GERMAN PREMIERE

Open and his girlfriend Bao Er are part of a group of primary school students in Singapore who are practicing for the performance of a Chinese opera. Open, the teacher’s son, is introverted and lost in thoughts. It is quite difficult for him to communicate with the other children. How is he supposed to play the leading role? Comedy and drama balance each other out in a subtle way in this film, which tells the rousing story of family togetherness as well as language and cultural barriers and their overcoming. (HA)

MON, 23.9. | 11 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director Raymond Tan and Producer KH Low
TUE, 24.9. | 10.30 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director Raymond Tan and Producer KH Low
THU, 26.9. | 8.30 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director Raymond Tan and Producer KH Low

TRAILER

DIRECTOR

© Raymond Tan

Raymond Tan (*Singapore) is a trained engineer and has acquired his film knowledge on his own. The success of his short film WA IS FOR WAYANG motivated him to transfer the multicultural Singaporean story into a children’s book, a web series and finally a feature film.

Filmography (selection)
2018 THE WAYANG KIDS | 2015 WAYANG TOONS (Web series) | 2011 WA IS FOR WAYANG (short)