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    Raintree Pictures' latest project stars Joan Chen in S'pore-Australia film
    By Foo Siew Shyan, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 21 August 2007 2346 hrs

    SINGAPORE : "The Home Song Stories" is MediaCorp Raintree Pictures' latest film, and one of its most international to date.

    Starring international artiste Joan Chen and local star Qi Yu Wu, the film is also the first Singapore-Australia collaboration.

    It was the year 1964, a glamorous nightclub singer in Shanghai, played by Joan Chen, met an Australian sailor.

    They migrated to Australia.

    But it was a short-lived marriage, and she ended up working in Chinese restaurants.

    The story was told through her son, who also happens to be the director Tony Ayres himself, reliving the story and painting the lives of Chinese in a foreign land.

    "I've always felt that it was a big emotional story, with ups and downs. For me, (this story) was important. And I guess being able to work with companies like MediaCorp Raintree, having co-productions between countries is a way of facilitating that, because it's pretty hard to tell their stories as it's a small marketplace. Films have to succeed internationally, so having an international component is very significant for us," said Ayres, director/writer of "The Home Song Stories".

    The movie comes at a time when Singapore and Australia are due to sign a Film Co-production Agreement at the APEC Ministers Meeting in Sydney next month, paving the way for more cultural and creative exchange between the two countries.

    Also in the film is Singapore star Qi Yu Wu, who plays Chen's lover.

    Raintree said it's a film that's international while at the same time "Uniquely Singapore."

    "It's a film with various languages. It has English, Shanghainese, Cantonese, Mandarin, good English, bad English, so it's very real life, Singapore. And I think it makes our collaboration with Australia that much more meaningful because you're looking at a country that uses English as a first language, but it's about the Chinese trying to make it in a predominantly English speaking country," said Daniel Yun, Executive Producer of "The Home Song Stories" and MD of MediaCorp Raintree Pictures.

    "The Home Song Stories" opens on September 6.

    It's also part of the official selection at the Berlin Film Festival. - CNA /ls

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    Default Re: Joan Chen in S'pore-Australia film!!!

    How come Christopher Lee doesn't get to be the male lead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    How come Christopher Lee doesn't get to be the male lead?
    1st Singapore-Australia collaboration, must send stars with clean record
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    How come Christopher Lee doesn't get to be the male lead?
    Maybe he not 100% singaporean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gryphon View Post
    1st Singapore-Australia collaboration, must send stars with clean record
    Like that he may be considered to play "The Last Emperor II"?

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    Joan Chen was in another Singapore film before...

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    Anyone watched the show yet? How is it? Heard that in aust they r in for award or they already gt an award?

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    MediaCorp Raintree Pictures' "Home Song Stories" premieres in S'pore
    By Dominique Loh, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 22 August 2007 2316 hrs

    SINGAPORE : MediaCorp Raintree Picture's latest movie "The Home Song Stories" is creating quite a buzz down under.

    Over the weekend, movie goers in Australia got a sneak preview of the co-production between Singapore and Australia.

    And so far, it has been well received. The screenplay has even won the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award.

    Some lucky movie buffs also got their chance to see leading lady Joan Chen on the big screen when the movie premiered in Singapore on Wednesday evening.

    Chen stars as a glamorous nightclub singer who married an Australian sailor, but later falls in love with another man, played by Singapore actor Qi Yu Wu.

    The movie opens on Thursday in Australia and will be released in Singapore on September 6.

    This first Singapore-Australian co-production is a milestone for MediaCorp's Raintree Pictures as it paves the way for more international collaborations.

    MediaCorp's CEO Lucas Chow said: "It signals that there will be more international slate of films coming out from Raintree Pictures. Following up from 'Home Song Stories', we have the 'Tattooist' which is also the first co-production between Singapore and New Zealand. That will be coming out very shortly."

    High Commissioner Miles Kupa, Australian High Commission, said: "I can announce that the two governments - Singapore and Australia governments - are about to conclude a film co-production agreement and that will pave the way for a whole lot more joint Singapore-Australian movies." - CNA /ls

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