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Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis”

Persepolis is based on the best-selling graphic novel of the same name by Marjane Satrapi.…

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Hans Issac’s “Cuci”

The directorial debut by leading actor Hans Isaac is more impressive than I had anticipated.…

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KSFM’s “Malaysian Shorts”

Monday evening’s screening of recent Malaysian short films largely confirmed the talent and richness to…

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Tembak: Mark Tan’s “Jarum Halus”

For a debut feature film, Mark Tan’s “Jarum Halus” proves to be both bold and…

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Success At First Bloom

It takes great skill to make a film about the emotional and material deprivation of…

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Strange Bedfellows

Two very varied feature films opened recently, the first two parts of a planned trilogy…

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Tembak: Wed 9 – Wed 16, May 2007

Opera Pinocchio Sat 12, May 2007 Once upon a time there was an old carpenter,…

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Press Statement on the banning of “Apa Khabar Orang Kampung”

Artis Pro Activ (APA) unreservedly condemns the Malaysian Film Censorship Unit’s decision to ban director…

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Telltale Lovebites

It has been an important year for independent Malaysian cinema. Triumph on the international festival…

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Roti Bakar With Planta

I don’t bother with film shorts in the States. I think of American shorts as…

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Bootlegging

It would take a very hard-hearted person to not admire the gumption of Khairil M…

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Shining Through The Rain

Some filmmakers use film as a tool to tell narratives and build worlds. Other filmmakers,…

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Free To Speak

Let’s start with a number of disclaimers: first, I’m writing as an individual and not…

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Why Care?

Should I be afraid to point a camera at something if it’s wrong? A few…

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Listening to Pomeloes

What do the films Lelaki Komunis Terakhir and Gubra have in common? Obvious answer: they…

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Race and Place

One should applaud the release of another Malaysian independent feature on local screens – on…

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Hiking Out of Ipoh

Coming of age stories, especially those that take us on a physical journey, can be…

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Bringing Chin Peng Home

It is near impossible to write about Lelaki Komunis Terakhir without dealing with the immediate…

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Where have all the Commies Gone?

After watching Amir Muhammad’s Lelaki Komunis Terakhir l remembered I had a copy of In…

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Silencing the Lambs

The media here of late have been reporting and commenting upon a number of issues…

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Imaginary Homeland

“Sometimes I wonder if you guys realise how hard it is for the rest of…

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The Umur of Innocence

Masa sekolah rendah dulu aku ramai member Cina, sebab parents aku for whatever reason lebih…

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Where Muftis Fear to Tread

Gubra raises a whole pile of socio-religio issues — some may even consider it somewhat…

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The Mild Mild West

In a lovely article for the British press, Annie Proulx, the author of the short…