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Entry from April 24, 2021
The Kid from the Big Apple (two films, 2015 and 2017)

The Kid from the Big Apple is a movie that won four awards at the 7th Macau International Movie Festival on December 13, 2015, and was released in Malaysia and Singapore on March 10, 2016. The plot involves Sarah, a preteen from New York City, moving to Malaysia and bonding with her grandfather.

The Kid from the Big Apple: Before We Forget (2017) is a sequel.


Wikipedia: The Kid from the Big Apple
The Kid from the Big Apple (Chinese: 我来自纽约) is a 2015 Malaysian film. The film stars Sarah Tan as Sarah, an 11-year-old girl from New York City who was forced to move to rural Malaysia to stay with her grandfather. The film garnered several awards at the 7th Macau International Movie Festival and the 28th Malaysian Film Festival.
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Release date
13 December 2015 (Macau International Movie Festival)
10 March 2016 (Malaysia and Singapore)
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Plot
Sarah reluctantly moved to Malaysia to stay with a grandfather whom she had never met before as her mother had to visit China to resolve work-related problems. Initially, Sarah refused to adapt to her grandfather’s traditional cultural practice, such as eating chicken feet for breakfast, and the local community who she thought were disgusting. Despite the best efforts of her grandfather to re-create a familiar environment for Sarah by recreating western dishes that Sarah is familiar with using local substitutes, Sarah only ate chips that she brought over from New York and refused to communicate with her grandfather.
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It was shown in the film’s closing credits that Sarah’s grandfather flew to New York together with Sarah and her mother.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
The Kid from the Big Apple (2016)
Wo lai zi Niu Yue (original title)
2h | Drama, Family | 10 March 2016 (Singapore)

Sarah raised in New York visits Malaysia for the first time and learns why her grandfather, Gen and mother, Sophia have not seen each other since she was born and why they care so much about their cultural traditions.
Director: Jess Teong
Writers: Jess Teong (story), Jess Teong
Stars: Lung Ti, Jessica Hester Hsuan, Sarah Tan

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
The Kid from the Big Apple: Before We Forget (2017)
1h 55min | Drama | 17 November 2017 (Singapore)

Sequel to the critically acclaim The Kid From The Big Apple. Sarah is back in Malaysia to spend her holiday with grandpa who is showing signs of dementia.
Director: Jess Teong
Writer: Jess Teong
Stars: Lung Ti, Shaun Tam, Amy To

Twitter
VKAGroup
@VKAGroup
Invited to attend the opening ceremony by Three Production for the upcoming movie “The Kid From The Big Apple”... http://fb.me/1Irjh1up5
12:33 AM · Jan 21, 2015·Facebook

Twitter
𝓢𝓸𝓹𝓱𝓲𝓮 𝓙𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓼 @Sophie83598
Attended ‘The Kid from the Big Apple’ press conference #shortlist #shortliststudio #malaysia #kl… https://instagram.com/p/z1ROGPAPhR/
11:18 PM · Mar 4, 2015 from Kuala Lumpur City, Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory·Instagram

EdgeProp
Mah Sing backs award-winning film “The Kid From the Big Apple”
EWE SHUFEI
December 18, 2015
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The movie premieres in Malaysian cinemas on March 10, 2016 and has recently bagged four awards at the 7th Macau International Movie Festival (Golden Lotus Awards) for best actor, best supporting actress, as well as best writing and best newcomers, with the latter two awards going to Malaysian-born director and writer Jess Teong and Malaysian child star Sarah Tan respectively.

Filmed entirely in Malaysia, the movie is based on Teong’s screenplay about a preteen born and bred in New York being sent to live in Malaysia.

Twitter
ROJAK
@my_rojak
#DidYouKnow that a Malaysian film, The Kid From the Big Apple bagged not one, but four awards at the Macau International Movie Festival?
4:43 AM · Feb 2, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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D19 #AuthorConfession MC’s favorite film?
That’s a tough question. I would say he’d like “The Kid from the Big Apple”. It’s a really beautiful movie about a daughter and a grandfather bonding (you should watch it, seriously).
10:28 PM · Jan 19, 2018·TweetDeck

Asian Movie Pulse (AMP)
Film Review: The Kid from the Big Apple (2015) by Jess Teong
March 30, 2020 David Chew
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‘The Kid from the Big Apple’ has a good story, some heartfelt moments and is funny at times. The kids here are not the annoying type, and it is good to see Ti Lung back on the big screen again after those glory days of the Shaw Brothers. Not surprisingly, there is already a sequel in which I’m looking forward to see, since this family has become my friendly neighbors and I want to keep in touch with them.

Twitter
CikTa
@nowthisisrita
I am watching The Kid From Big Apple on @NetflixMY. Please bring in The Kid From The Big Apple 2: Before We Forget.
Good to know Malaysia production can come out with good quality movie. Good job @threeProduction
11:16 AM · Apr 11, 2021 from Ampang, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur·Twitter for iPhone

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