4 Dec – Following the footsteps of its 2016 predecessor, "The Kid from the Big Apple 2" has also been nominated at the upcoming Macau International Movie Festival.
The ninth edition of the film festival will see the 2017 sequel compete with several international movies for the Best Film accolade.
"Feeling honoured to be one of the 110 films nominated. A beautiful surprise!" Director Jess Teong posted on her Facebook regarding the nomination.
Some of the titles the local movie will be going up against are "The Founding of an Army" (China), "Old Beast" (China) and "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" (India).
Previously, Teong's 2016 movie "The Kid from the Big Apple" won big at the 7th Macau International Movie Festival, where it won Best Actor for Ti Lung, Best Supporting Actress for Jessica Hsuan, Best Newcomer for lead Sarah Tan and Best Writing for Teong herself.
The sequel "The Kid from the Big Apple 2", released on 16 November 2017, is currently still showing in cinemas.
The 9th Macau International Movie Festival will take place from 18 to 21 December 2017 at Studio City, Macau.