Ajoomma

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A middle-aged Singaporean widow obsessed with Korean soap operas has dreamt of visiting South Korea for a very long time. When she finally embarks on a trip to Seoul, an unexpected twist will force her to navigate unfamiliar streets on a journey of literal and personal discovery.

No film will make you smile and go “aww” as much as Ajoomma, the feature debut of director HE Shuming. The film is as much a portrait of a mother in her life after motherhood as it is a story of growth for all those around her, a cast of friendly strangers who are navigating their roles as parent and child.

With a charming performance that will make her everyone’s favourite auntie, HONG Huifang became the first Singaporean to be nominated for Best Leading Actress at the Golden Horse Awards. The film was also selected as Singapore’s entry for the 2023 Oscars.

Year:
2022
Director:
HE Shuming
Cast:
HONG Huifang JUNG Dong-hwan KANG Hyung-suk Shane POW
Country:
Singapore, South Korea
Duration:
90'
Language:
Mandarin, Korean
Subtitles:
English

HE Shuming

HE Shuming is a writer-director from Singapore. He studied at the American Film Institute Conservatory, where he completed his MFA in directing. Ajoomma is his debut feature film.