Original name: Ajoomma
English name: Ajoomma
Year: 2022
Run time: 90 Minutes
Language: Mandarin, Korean
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Singapore, Korea
Director: He Shuming
Producers: Anthony Chen
Cast: Jung Dong-Hwan, Hong Huifang, Yeo Jingoo, Kris Ong, Kang Hyung Suk, Shane Pow
Screenplay: He Shuming, Kris Ong
Cinematographer: Hwang Gyeonghyeon
Editor: Jasmine Ng, Armiliah Aripin
Sound Designer: Lim Ting Li
Music Composer: Ting Si Hao
Production Company: Giraffe Pictures
World Sales: Rediance Films


  • Busan IFF 2022
  • IFF India 2022
  • Golden Horse FF 2022

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2014 And the Wind Falls (Short)
  • 2010 Labour Day (Short)
  • 2009 National Day (Short)

Director's Biography:

He Shuming

He Shuming is a writer-director from Singapore. He was educated at the Puttnam School of Film and Animation, LASALLE College of The Arts in Singapore and then at the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI), where he completed his MFA in directing. Ajoomma is his debut feature film. Most recently, he was conferred the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council, one of the most distinguished honours for the arts in Singapore.


A middle-aged, Korean-drama obsessed widow from Singapore travels out of the country for the first time to Seoul, and ends up getting lost. Her journey becomes an unexpected road of self-discovery, as she comes to terms with the life she truly wants for herself, beyond her roles of daughter, wife and mother.