Today marks the first public screening at the Tokyo International Film Festival of Glen Goei's long awaited second feature film after his Forever Fever, and he returns to TIFF again after having presented his first feature film here as well. Japanese audiences will be the second after the Koreans (in which the film made its World Premiere earlier this month at the Pusan International Film Festival), and going by the comments during and the reception after the Q&A, it is no doubt that The Blue Mansion is finding a lot of love here.
Here's the complete Q&A session (Spoiler Alert) which was held right after the film screening at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 3, attended by director Glen Goei and actress Emma Yong, and moderated/translated by Matsushita Yumi:
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Glen and Emma get mobbed by the eager crowd at the cinema lobby after the screening!
The Blue Mansion premieres in Singapore on October 22. Watch for it!