Singapore director Glen Goei’s upcoming film, The Blue Mansion has been selected to open in the "Window on Asian Cinema" at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) this year. Glen’s first feature film That’s The Way I Like It/Forever Fever was one of Singapore's earlier films which had its world rights picked up by Miramax, and it's been a long 11 years since for his second feature film to hit the big screen.
With a cast of thespian talent from both Singapore and Malaysia, and backed by an international production crew which includes Larry Smith who was the Director of Photography on Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, I'm having quite high hopes for this film, possibly the final local film to be released this year in Singapore, scheduled for October 22nd. But for those who will be heading toward Pusan in early October, you're in luck to catch its World Premiere there!
Here's the synopsis:
THE BLUE MANSION is a quirky murder mystery about a wealthy Asian tycoon who dies suddenly under mysterious circumstances and returns as a ghost to try to uncover the secret of his death. Two eager detectives investigate the death chasing all leads and suspects, including the dead man's three children. The ghost witnesses his own funeral wake, attended by jealous relatives and business competitors as well as the police investigation that unveils hidden family secrets.
The trailer and a making-of clip are already available on YouTube, and you can view them here:
Official Movie Website
Trailer on YouTube
Making-of Clip on YouTube