Pop Aye

  • Kirsten Tan
  • Singapore, Thailand
  • 2017
  • 102'

A road film and Singapore’s Academy Awards entry. Middle-aged Thanu feels he can’t keep up with the times any more. Once a respected architect, he is no longer admired in his profession, and his marriage is also on a downhill slope. One day on the street, he spots an old elephant and soon realizes it is Pop Eye, his childhood friend. In the poor animal he recognizes his soulmate and decides to take him on a trip through rural Thailand, back to the village Lei and the farm they grew up on together. On their way, the pair of outcasts experiences many tragicomic encounters with peculiar characters. Special Jury Award for Screenwriting at Sundance.

subtitles: HR, EN

Kirsten Tan

A versatile filmmaker whose works have screened at film festivals around the world. She was spotlighted by CNN’s Ones to Watch and has received numerous international awards. Pop Aye is her debut feature.

Pop Aye

Kirsten Tan
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Festivals & Awards
Sundance Film Festival 2017 – World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award; International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017 – VPRO Big Screen Award

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