Malaysian Film Festival 2019
August 29 - September 1
The Malaysian Film Festival celebrates the very best of Malaysian cinema and will be running from 29 August to 1 September 2019 at The Arts House. In addition of film screenings, the festival will also feature panel discussions and talks by the directors of some of the featured films.
Tickets are $12 and concessions are available for Students and Senior Citizens.
SFS Members enjoy $2 discount for regular-priced tickets.
30 Aug, 7pm / 1 Sep, 11am
dir. Quek Shio Chuan
2018 | Malaysia | Drama | In Mandarin with English subtitles | NC16 | 89 mins
Guang is the inspirational story of Wen Guang, an autistic young man who struggles to fit in a society that discriminates against him.
30 Aug, 9pm / 31 Aug, 9pm
dir. Adrian Teh
2018 | Malaysia | Action, Drama | In Malay with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles | PG13 | 115 mins
Naval unit Paskal is Malaysia’s special elite force. But all bets are off when one of its own stages a hijacking. Based on true events.
CROSSROADS: ONE, TWO, JAGA
*31 Aug, 1.30pm/ 1 Sep, 7pm
dir. Nam Ron
2018 | Malaysia | Crime, Drama | In Malay and Tagalog with English subtitles | PG13 | 80 mins
In Kuala Lumpur, an abused domestic worker Sumiati tries to escape to Indonesia, while an idealistic policeman Hassan insists on fighting corruption – at a heavy price.
*Director in attendance
*31 Aug, 4pm
dir. Mamat Khalid
2018 | Malaysia | Drama, Comedy| In Tamil with English subtitles | PG | 138 mins
Village boy Theva is stuck in a huge twisted situation and comes into realisation that everything surrounding him is shrouded in a pool of mystery. Things take a bad turn for him thanks to his innocence and ignorance of the true colours of Boss.
*Director in attendance
RISE: INI KALILAH
31 Aug, 7pm/ 1 Sep, 1.30pm
dir. Teong Hin Saw
2018 | Malaysia | Drama | In English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil with English, Malay, and Chinese subtitles | PG | 101 mins
Following the lives of everyday people, coming together for one common love – Malaysia – six interrelated tales set during the frantic days leading up to the nation’s most important election ever. Each story that unfolds shows what it means to be a true Malaysian – respect, hope, standing up for yourself, fighting for your rights, redemption, and building the future.
SHUN PONG O
1 Sep, 4pm
dir. Ryon Lee
2018 | Malaysia | Romance| In Mandarin, Korean, and English with English and Malay subtitles | TBC | 110 mins
In Nanyang fishing village, lives a girl who loves Korean culture. She then meets and falls in love with a South Korean man. He brings hope and joy to her imperfect reality, even as he faces his biggest fear. However, an incident at the village transformed him, turning him multilingual.
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