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Interview with director Chai Yee-wei

September 30, 2009
Blood Ties

Blood Ties

A Nutshell Review has an Interview with director Chai Yee-Wei on his first feature length (and aparently pretty gory) film Blood Ties: “I do hope that one day, our films can be rated at the same level, and with the same standards that the censor board uses with foreign films. We are already at a disadvantage having a film industry that is still so young, and to have the censors be harsher on our films than the foreign films is really unfortunate. How are we able to compete with another similarly rated film if our film pales in impact compares to the foreign import? As you know, Singaporean filmgoers are a demanding bunch when it comes to watching fllms! And they will end up saying “agh … How come our local rated film is so weak compared others? Singaporean film sucks!” Our censorship board might unknowingly be killing our own film market.”

A review is here.  Oh, and the movie features Cheng Pei Pei, the Golden Swallow of Shaw Brothers fame.

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