October 17th, 2009

AWARE audience applauds The Blue Mansion

blue-mansion-iconGlen Goei’s film The Blue Mansion got enthusiastic rounds of applause at its Singapore fundraising premiere on 14th and 15th October.

Some 550 people attended the screening at GV Grand at Great World City on 15th October, with a further 130 or so present at the special corporate event screening on 14th October at GV Vivocity.

Glen mingled with guests at the pre-movie reception on both nights, as did members of his cast. They included Lim Kay Siu, Adrian Pang, Neo Swee Lin, Emma Yong, Claire Wong, Tan Kheng Hua, Huzir Sulaiman and Pam Oei.

In his message in the programme booklet, Glen said he had picked AWARE for the charity premiere because it “seeks gender equality, embraces diversity, and respects the right of individuals to live the life they choose – values that I would expect to prevail in any civilised society. These are the very themes that I explore in the film.”

In her message, AWARE President Dana Lam said “Glen’s film is a satire about the family and its espoused values. It is also about love and the importance of imagination – the ability to imagine realities other than one’s own.

“Ultimately, it is about courage – the courage to be one’s self and to allow others to be themselves. It is about the need to have the imagination, and the courage, to accept. And the tenacity to carry on in spite of difficulties. At AWARE, we understand this well.”

AWARE thanks all who helped to make the fundraising premiere a success. Special thanks to Glen, and to our sponsors:

Fundraising premiere on 15th Oct:

 

Private Event Screening on 14th Oct:

 

ABOUT THE BLUE MANSION
The Blue Mansion (NC16) is a quirky murder mystery about a wealthy Asian tycoon who dies suddenly under mysterious circumstances. He returns as a ghost to try to uncover the secret of his death with the help of his family and the police.

It was filmed entirely on location at a UNESCO Architectural Heritage Award recipient, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Penang. Larry Smith Bsc, the Director of Photography for Stanley Kubrick’s film Eyes Wide Shut, leads the international production team.
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Watch the movie trailer at the official movie website.

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