STORIES that count in reel life have always taken a healthy slice from real life. This theme is prevalent in some of the Malaysian titles featured in the upcoming 28th Singapore Film Festival (SGIFF).
The most obvious one is Tan Seng Kiat’s Shuttle Life, which had already earned three awards at the recent Shanghai Film Festival (Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Actor). At SGIFF, the film has been selected to be in competition under the Asian Feature Film Competition category at the Silver Screen Awards..
Shuttle Life stars Malaysian actor Jack Tan and Taiwanese actressdirector Sylvia Chang, and tells the stark story of a poor family living in Kuala Lumpur that keeps getting hit by many challenges.
Also being showcased at the festival is Edmund Yeo’s Aqerat. Starring Daphne Low and Hon Ka Hoe, the film revolves around a woman getting mixed up in human trafficking and digging herself deeper and deeper into trouble.
There are also cross-country collaborations for films TheWhite Girl by Jenny Suen and Christopher Doyle involving Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan, as well as Mouly Surya’s Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts involving Indonesia, France,
is one of the Malaysian films featured at this year’s Singapore International Film Festival. — Photos: SGIFF