A scene from the foreign film Pop Aye.

We share some interesting facts about the new foreign film, Pop Aye that has everyone talking.

There are many genres of films that give us all the feels, and any movie with animals can induce bucket loads emotions. Who can resist a story with an adorable animal (big or small)? I for one can’t.

Pop Aye is a movie that delivers on the feels that you don’t want to miss on Sunday 5 November at 20:30 on SundanceTV (DStv channel 108) and streaming live on DStv Now.

It’s time we take a deeper look at why Pop Aye is a must-watch movie.  

The story

A down and out architect bumps into a lost-lost friend, an elephant from his youth while walking the streets of Bangkok. With a charge of excitement from the chance meeting, the two journey through Thailand in search for the farm where they grew up together. How can you not be touched by such an endearing story?

 

A female director

Pop Aye is written and directed by Kirsten Tan, a female director with a keen eye for visuals and touching stories. Raised in Singapore, Tan is a bit of an adventurer living in South Korea, Thailand and now New York City. Pop Aye is her debut feature film. It’s always great to see female fimakers making strides in the industry.

 

Academy Award contender

Singapore chose Pop Aye as their submission for the 90th Annual Academy Awards. The deadline for submissions was at the beginning of October. Among the long list of nominated films, we’ll see nine finalists shortlisted and a further five nominees will be announced in early 2018. We’ll be keeping an eye to see if Pop Aye has made the cut.

Don’t miss Pop Aye on Sunday 5 November at 20:30 on SundanceTV (DStv channel 108) and streaming live on DStv Now.