The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Showbiz - Shut­tle Life By MUMTAJ BEGUM en­ter­tain­ment@thes­

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

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