SINGAPORE — Issues of assimilation and integration take the spotlight in new Singapore film Wayang Boy. Director Raymond Tan gave the media a sneak peek of the movie at a news conference yesterday (July 15).
The film revolves around a young boy from India who struggles to fit into Singaporean society and his chance encounter with the art of Chinese opera, also known as “wayang”, which ends up changing his life.
“The film is really about how foreigners fit into Singapore and how Singaporeans adapt to a more multinational, multicultural and multilingual new Singapore,” said Tan.
Wayang Boy stars local actress Kym Ng, and actors Chen Tianwen, Chua Enlai and Bobby Tonelli. Hong Kong veteran actor Lau Kar Ying, actress Michelle Yim, as well as Taiwan’s Chantel Liu also appear in the film. CHANNEL NEWSASIA