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The film begins the discussion of socio-religious issues

Berita Harian

14 Aug 2022

MOVIES can not only entertain the audience but can be the beginning of dialogue and discussion about socio-religious issues that affect the daily life of the community. The Singapore film starring Chef Siti Mastura Alwi and Chef Sarah Ariffin, Not My Mother's Baking, for example, as screened as part of Harmony Centre's (HA) Tick Talks series yesterday.

HA's Tick Talks series brings together representatives of each religion and experts to discuss contemporary socio-religious issues that affect the daily lives of local communities. After the screening of the film at Filmgarde @ Leisure Park Kallang at Kallang Leisure Park, around 120 people who attended also participated in a discussion session with a panel.

Harmony Centre choose a new approach; the pioneer of cross-religious dialogue through film

Berita Mediacorp

13 Aug 2022

"Delivering difficult issues in a romantic comedy film makes it more accessible, which is also a good starting point for dialogue and conversation," said the executive producer of the film 'Not My Mother's Baking'.

Harmony Centre pioneered cross-faith dialogue through film, which is the first initiative of its kind in the country. As part of 'HA Tick Talks' 2022, Harmony Centre will screen the award-winning film, 'Not My Mother's Baking', before holding a panel discussion on issues of race, religion and relationships.

In photos: Singapore Pavilion kicks off monthly movie nights with 'Not My Mother’s Baking'
Singapore shares its story through lenses of filmmakers at Expo 2020 Dubai

Gulf News

14 Oct 2021

The rainforest-inspired Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai launched the first of its monthly film nights on October 12 with award-winning feature 'Not My Mother’s Baking'. Staring father-and-son acting duo Zack and Benjamin Zainal, the film uses comedy to expose the ignorance and cultural insensitivities that are often swept under the carpet in Singapore.

Filem setempat, Not My Mother's Baking dinobat di pesta filem Italy
Local Film, Not My Mother's Baking, was crowned at the Italian Film Festival

Hanim Mohd Saleh, Berita Harian

4 Oct 2021

SINGAPORE FILM starring mother-daughter duo Chef Siti Mastura Alwi and Chef Sarah Ariffin, Not My Mother's Baking stole the hearts of the jury at the Religion Today Film Festival in Trento, Italy. The film won the inter-religious special jury ❞𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻❜𝘀 𝗘𝘆𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱.❞ Produced by Studio59 Concepts, the film was also nominated for the special jury ❞𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗚𝗮𝘇𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱❞.

Chef Siti Mastura, when contacted by Berita Harian said: "I am very proud that this film won with commendation and we are like representing the voices of Singaporean women in making positive life choices and fulfilling dreams."

《不是我妈妈的烘焙》 意大利电影节夺奖 来自 "Not My Mother’s Baking" Wins Award at Italian Film Festival

李亦筠, Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报

2 Oct 2021

Local film "Not My Mother's Baking" won the "Religion Through Women's Eyes Award" at the 24th Religion Today Film Festival in Italy.

Director Remi M Sali happily told Lianhe Zaobao, “The movie deals with interracial and interfaith issues in Singapore in a light-hearted manner, which makes it palatable and relatable for a general audience." He added, “We can have a laugh at ourselves which is a great starting point for dialogue and understanding.”

Local Independent Film ‘Not My Mother’s Baking’ Scores at Italy’s Religion Today Film Festival

Matthaeus Choo, Sinema

1 Oct 2021

Local film Not My Mother’s Baking continues to make waves overseas with its win at Italy’s 24th Religion Today Film Festival’s Religions Through Women’s Eyes Award, and with its nomination for the special jury New Gazes Award. The festival is dedicated to promoting a culture of peace and dialogue between faiths through cinema.

Bold in its challenge of religious, cultural and racial sensitivities in Singapore, Not My Mother’s Baking also holds the accolade for being the first Singaporean film to feature a Malay lead speaking English for most of the film.

本地电影《不是我妈妈的烘焙》意大利夺奖 Local Film "Not My Mother’s Baking" Wins Award at Italian Film Festival

李亦筠, Lianhe Wanbao 联合晚报

1 Oct 2021

Local film "Not My Mother's Baking" won the "Religion Through Women's Eyes Award" at the 24th Religion Today Film Festival in Italy.

Director Remi M Sali revealed that "Not My Mother’s Baking" is the first Singapore feature film to be officially selected and competing in the festival. This year, there are 83 films from 36 countries competing for multiple awards. The films are selected from more than 1400 entries received.

《不是我妈妈的烘焙》入围意大利电影节奖项 "Not My Mother’s Baking" nominated for the Italian Film Festival Awards

李亦筠, Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报

18 Sep 2021

The local film "Not My Mother's Baking" was nominated for two awards at the 24th Religion Today Film Festival in Italy - a special jury "𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗚𝗮𝘇𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱" and an inter-religious special jury "𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻❜𝘀 𝗘𝘆𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱".1

【培你聊電影】帶媽媽去看電影 培你聊最新必看片單

CTS News 華視新聞

8 June 2021

Thank you 華視新聞 #培你聊電影 朱培滋 for recommending Not My Mother’s Baking 《媽哩媽哩烘》in your Mother's Day special.

不能吃豬肉的女孩愛上賣豬肉男孩 The girl who can't eat pork falls in love with the boy who sells pork


10 May 2021



Critics are full of praise for local interracial marriage movie released in Taiwan

李亦筠, Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报

8 May 2021




Can selfless family affection resolve conflicts in differences of religion and culture?


7 May 2021

Thank you 電影情報讚 Movie Information Like, #应镇国 & 雀雀看電影 for the introduction of Not My Mother’s Baking 《媽哩媽哩烘》

Local Malay director pioneers the release of interracial marriage film in Taiwan

李亦筠, Lianhe Wanbao 联合晚报

7 May 2021

成为第一个电影在台湾公映的本地马来导演,雷米沙里(Remi M Sali)接受《联合晚报》访问时说:“好紧张,不知道台湾电影观众的反应会如何。”

沙里所执导的《不是我妈妈的烘焙》(Not My Mother’s Baking)掺杂了本地语言色彩包括华语、英语、马来语等对白,刻画本地演员张丞礼饰演的华人录影师,在为马来名厨西蒂的女儿莎拉拍摄视频时,擦出爱火,并走上婚姻殿堂,但两个家族的文化不同,惹出不少笑话。影片今天(5月7日)起在台湾公映,雷米沙里说:“在台北、桃园、新竹、台中、台南和高雄。我很好奇台湾观众对这部新加坡电影的看法。”

"戀上華人烤豬王子" 馬來烘焙公主的抉擇 "Fall in Love with Chinese Roast Pork Prince" Malay Baking Princess' Choice


7 May 2021

- 看電影學馬來文化 kakak與abang別亂叫
- 牛車水v哈芝巷 獅城華.馬來西亞重鎮見證跨族愛情
- 馬來女孩愛上烤豬男孩 真愛與幽默跨鴻溝


《媽哩媽哩烘》Film Review | Love crosses all barriers, Laughter embraces all differences!


6 May 2021

《媽哩媽哩烘》is much better than expected. It seems to touch on ordinary and monotonous issues but actually incorporates a huge amount of information. Through a relaxed and humorous tone, it tells this love story under a huge cultural barrier. The film is 112 minutes long, with a brisk rhythm and no sloppiness. The director likes to put two extreme values together, presenting a "contradictory showdown" one after another, which brings out wonderful sparks again and again. Enjoyed and satisfied!”

"Fall in Love with Chinese Roast Pork Prince" Malay Baking Princess' Choice

林佳妮, TVBS 新聞

6 May 2021

Thank you TVBS 新聞 and 林佳妮 for highlighting quotable quotes from Not My Mother's Baking and using them to tell the essence of the story.

Singapore Romantic Comedy《媽哩媽哩烘》Interracial Marriage, Witty and Joyful!

SJKen 的浮光掠影

5 May 2021

The whole film cleverly highlights the love and affection between two Singaporean families of different races, one Malay and one Chinese. Due to the differences in race, cultural etiquette, religious beliefs and food, a series of misunderstandings are derived. As long as you are honest and call for true love in your heart, you must try your best to eliminate the voices of fear and opposition from others. From the first acquaintances that cause disputes and frictions which then leads to mutual affection and laughter, the film explodes into a series of lively and witty dialogue. The festive marriage makes people laugh and cry, and it is also full of joy!

Thank you 電影情報讚 Movie Information Like for introducing the movie.

電影情報讚 Movie Information Like

30 Apr 2021

1. 不論你是否談過戀愛,這部電影絕對會帶領著你重溫或探索戀愛的滋味!
2. 戀愛不必煽情演出,也可呈現得滋味十足!
3. 世界上甚麼是最無私的,那應該是親情,它的力量更勝過宗教信仰
4. 是部美好的電影

《媽哩媽哩烘》馬來小公主VS.烤乳豬王子 愛情大考驗

壹電影 NextTV Movie

29 Apr 2021

新加坡溫馨喜劇電影 #媽哩媽哩烘
美食X愛情 爆笑登台啦
她該選擇心愛男人⁉ 還是家族⁉

FilMart Wraps up With Deals and Meetings Set to Continue Online

Patrick Frater, Variety

18 Mar 2021

Singapore-based investment, production and licensing firm 108 Media picked up two Singaporean indie projects produced in late 2020: feature documentary “The Last Artisan” about an ageing master craftsman who must past his tools to the next generation, directed by Craig McTurk; and social comedy “Not My Mother’s Baking,” about religious and cultural misunderstandings in the age of social media, by veteran director Remi M Sali.

Remi M Sali of Studio59 Concepts Wants to Buck the Conventional Tropes of Malay Actors

Men's Folio

9 Mar 2021

I find film making gleefully exciting, but absolutely nerve-wracking at the same time. Ho Pak Kin (co-founder of Studio59 Concepts) and I challenge ourselves to create local-centric content that everyone loves to watch, but nobody dares to make. With Malay content, there are so many subject matters that have yet to be explored and showcased, which can be universally accepted and appreciated.

Exclusive Interview with Remi M Sali and Chef Sarah Ariffin

Siti Zulaikha Binte Zainudin, The UrbanWire

20 Jan 2021

Not My Mother’s Baking is a rare film that presents the faultlines in inter-ethnic and inter-faith Singapore in a point-blank yet light-hearted way. We have the opportunity to interview director Remi M Sali, a Ngee Ann Poly graduate and Chef Sarah Ariffin, who plays the female lead in the film. Here’s what they have to say about the controversial portrayals in their film.

Film Review: Not My Mother’s Baking (2020)

Siti Zulaikha Binte Zainudin, The UrbanWire

18 Jan 2021

Eye-opening. That was the first word that came to mind when I was leaving the theatre after watching local film Not My Mother’s Baking. More than just a romance comedy and culinary drama, this local film explores the complex interracial and interfaith relations that are ever so present and not so talked about in Singapore.

Common Mistakes: Do not blindly reject the term 'babi' (pig)

Nurul Ain Razali, Berita Minggu

17 Jan 2021

"BABI! Babi! Babi!" That was one of the dialogues of the narrator of a romantic comedy film screening recently by Studio59 Concepts, Not My Mother's Baking. The 112-minute film tells the story of an extraordinary encounter between the son of a roasted pork rice seller, Edwin, and a Muslim pastry chef, Sarah. Personally, the film can be a trigger for honest, open and relaxed discussions on religious and racial issues. However, this column will discuss in particular the word 'babi' following the hilarious dialogue from the language perspective and its relationship with the community.

‘Not My Mother’s Baking’ Bukan Cinta Biasa

Pengkritik Sandiwara

9 Jan 2021

Sekiranya korang ternampak trailer filem Not My Mother’s Baking ni, pasti korang dapat agak bahawa filem ini pasal another kisah cinta antara Melayu dan Cina yang dilarang dek perbezaan budaya dan agama, tapi akhirnya dapat dileraikan. Tapi, apa yang membuat perjalanan cinta watak Sarah dan Edwin lebih menarik adalah personaliti keluarga masing-masing yang menambahkan flavour kepada kisah cinta ala Romeo dan Juliet ini.

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