When Hainan Meets Teochew is Han Yew Kwang at his element, playing to a number of full houses during its limited commercial run at Sinema Old School and The Arts House late last year and early this year, before hitting the festival circuit in Hong Kong and Tokyo which are but a few of more screenings to come for this quirky little independent, comedic gem. For those who have missed its run, the DVD has finally been released a few weeks back, and today marks the official DVD launch at Popular Bookstore at NEX mall, with the director in attendance to share a few nuggets of information from the film, as well as to highlight some of the special features that are packed into the DVD.
Event host David Lee (Left) and Director Han Yew Kwang (Right) at this afternoon's launch
and the autograph session soon after
For those who have missed the Launch, here's the video clip (in Mandarin only) right up until the point where excerpts from the film got shown. If you want to watch them, why not get the DVD? :-)
Audio inherent at source - It's a busy shopping mall, you know?
You can read my review of the film here, and before I can come up with my take of the DVD, you can read one from my friend Gabriel Chong at movieXclusive.com
And if you've missed this session, fret not. There will be another launch event organized this time to be held Books Actually (9 Yong Siak Street) on 15 July Friday, 7:30pm!