*Note from Founder:
Holy moley, November 2014 is turning out to be one heck of an exciting month for creative Malaysia. For the discerning audience looking for good content, honestly, you are spoiled for choice dear people. There’s the Gamelan concert : Arus Gangsa by the award winning Rhythm In Bronze, Raj And The End Of Tragedy by none other than the prolific Instant Cafe Theatre, ‘Lungs’ a ridiculously awesome play presented by EJA, ‘KAM IN YOUR FACE 2’ a musical comedy cabaret and even the launch of KREATE OR DIE by WAMM’s own homeboy of creative juicy goodness Khairil M Bahar. And these are just stuff that’s happening within my circles. Tonnes of other great content is happening in Malaysia all the time as can be seen on good ‘ole Kakiseni.
The following is lifted from an email I received from Devaraj, a rep from Everything Films, who seems to be doing marketing legwork. Emailing press, media and little ole peeps like us in WAMM. (*For Devaraj, if you’re reading this – Sorry I haven’t replied your email man! I’m kinda swamped with my day job now.)
One of the most anticipated film this year entitled LELAKI HARAPAN DUNIA by Liew Seng Tat (English title: Men Who Save The World) will be on cinemas nation wide starting on the 27 Nov 2014. So watch out for it!
Lelaki Harapan Dunia has been screened at prestigious International Film Festivals in the world including Locarno, Toronto, Nara, Vancouver and Busan. (#MalaysianMade and proud reppin’ us overseas!)
On this month this film will be competing in the Taipei Golden Horse Awards. This film is also funded by six nations around the globe including the Ministry of Communication and Multimedia Malaysia. This is an achievement that Malaysia should be proud of that this film has been onto the international level of film festivals.
In a quaint Malay village, the villagers unite to help Pak Awang to physically carry an abandoned house from the jungle into the village as a gift for his daughter who is getting married. Coincidentally an illegal African immigrant who is on the run found the house by accident and decided to hide in it. When the village drug addict, mistook the black shadow he saw in the house as a ghost, the villagers fear that the relocation of the house has enraged the devil. The relocation of the house comes to a halt much to the distress of Pak Awang. A series of wild mishaps befall the village lead to false accusations, hillarious situations and ‘ingenious’ actions to protect the village from ‘danger’.
- Title: Lelaki Harapan Dunia
- Genre: Comedy / Drama
- Director: Liew Seng Tat
- Producer: Sharon Gan
- Cast: Wan Hanafi Su, Harun Salim Bachik, Soffi Jikan, Jalil Hamid and Azhan Rani.
- Release date: 27th November 2014
- Distributor: GSC Movies