500 Orphans watch "Flower In The Pocket"

500 Orphans watch "Flower In The Pocket"

Representatives from Persatuan Kesenian Belia Hearts and Beautiful Gate Foundation For The Disabled at a screening on 6 January 2008
15 Jan – Liew Seng Tat's award-winning indie film "Flower In The Pocket" is nearing the end of its run but not before bowing out with a bang by having a sponsored screening for 500 odd orphans and disabled children from various orphanages and charities.

The charity treat was held from Jan 2-13 at the GSC International Screens in Mid Valley, 1 Utama and Gurney Drive. It was attended by orphans from House Of Joy, Rumah Charis, Rumah Kanak Kanak Angels, Rumah Kids, Beautiful Gate and Second Corinthians 517. Caretaker of Rumah Kanak Kanak Angels Belinda Chew said: "I quite enjoyed this movie, I feel that all Malaysians can identify with it. The kids have told me that they liked it a lot, I think they feel as if they're watching a movie that really has something to do with them."

According to publicist Nikki Tok of Da Huang Pictures, the film, which chronicles the lives of two motherless brothers, has collected an approximate RM15,000 in box office takings since its release at the GSC International Screens back in December 2007.

The film had been awarded the New Currents Award and Audience Award in the recent Pusan International Film Festival 2007 in South Korea.
A scene from "Flower In The Pocket" Kids from House Of Joy on 2 Jan 2008
"Flower In The Pocket" is ending its run at the cinemas.

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