Writer‐director Ken Kwek’s first feature film, UNLUCKY PLAZA, has been picked up by local distributor Shaw and will be released in cinemas island-wide on 16 April 2015.
A crime caper that blends dark humour with dramatic action, UNLUCKY PLAZA stars acclaimed Filipino actor Epy Quizon as a desperate immigrant who, after being ripped off in a property scam, takes a group of motley characters hostage in an upscale bungalow.
The film’s illustrious ensemble cast include Adrian Pang as a property guru; Judee Tan as his unhappy schoolteacher wife; Shane Mardjuki as a corrupt Christian pastor; Janice Koh as the
hostage-taker’s estranged lover; and popular Mandarin TV host Guo Liang as a smiling, gun-toting villain.
The deal with Shaw comes on the back of the film’s sell‐out screenings at the Singapore International Film Festival, where it received good reviews from audiences and critics.
UNLUCKY PLAZA had its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September this year, and was subsequently also selected for the Warsaw and Kolkata International Film Festivals.
It was the Opening Film for the Singapore International Film Festival, the first local film in the festival’s 25‐year history to be picked as the curtain raiser.
Watch the trailer of Unlucky Plaza here.