• Amanda Nell Eu – Tiger Stripes (2023)

    2021-2030Amanda Nell EuDramaHorrorMalaysia
    Tiger Stripes (2023)
    Tiger Stripes (2023)

    Zaffan (12) struggles with puberty, discovering a terrifying secret about her physical self. Her failed attempts to conceal the inevitable lead her friends to find out who she really is, and they attack her. As Zaffan is further provoked by her own community, she soon learns that embracing her true self is the only answer to her freedom.Read More »

  • Brando Lee – Don’t Look at the Demon (2022)

    2021-2030Brando LeeHorrorMalaysia

    A team of paranormal investigators head for the highlands of Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia, to probe a series of alleged disturbances at a house with a dark past.Read More »

  • Yuhang Ho – Sham moh aka At the End of Daybreak (2009)

    2001-2010DramaMalaysiaYuhang Ho

    From IMDB:
    A 23-year-old man looking to escape the burden of his alcoholic mother strikes up an illicit online relationship with a 15-year-old schoolgirl.Read More »

  • Azharr Rudin – The Amber Sexalogy (2006)

    2001-2010Azharr RudinExperimentalMalaysiaRomance

    “The Amber Sexalogy is a suite of six interrelated but markedly different DV shorts. Charting certain stages in the relationship between Harris, a young man played by a series of different actors and Amber, a young woman played by Melissa Maureen Rizal, these very different short films work as a unified suite and eventually build up to a master narrative that unfolds fully in the moments of reflection after watching the entire 61 minutes.” (Benjamin McKay).Read More »

  • Tan Chui Mui – Company of Mushrooms (2006)

    2001-2010MalaysiaShort FilmTan Chui Mui

    Four men gather at an Italian restaurant. They talk about women. On the surface, it appears like a men’s type of film but it reveals something altogether different as it progresses.Read More »

  • Ming-liang Tsai – Hei yan quan AKA I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone [+Extras] (2006)

    2001-2010DramaMalaysiaMing-liang TsaiQueer Cinema(s)

    Forest fires burn in Sumatra; a smoke covers Kuala Lumpur. Grifters beat an immigrant day laborer and leave him on the streets. Rawang, a young man, finds him, carries him home, cares for him, and sleeps next to him. In a loft above lives a waitress. She sometimes provides care and attention. More violence seems a constant possibility. They find another man abandoned on the street, paralyzed. They carry him. While no one speaks to each other, sounds dominate: coughing, cooking, coupling, opening bags; music and news reports on a radio, the rattle and buzz of a restaurant. It’s dark in the city at night. We see down hallways, through doors, down alleys. Who sleeps with whom?Read More »

  • U-Wei Haji Saari – Kaki bakar AKA The Arsonist (1995)

    1991-2000DramaMalaysiaU-Wei Haji Saari

    Proud of his Javanese heritage, Kakang is trying to bring up his children in Malaysia and instill in them his own traditional values and beliefs. Seeing clearly the social inequalities that allow him to be exploited his defiance results in profound consequences for his youngest son, a boy who shares his father’s uncompromising integrity.Read More »

  • Ming Jin Woo – The Tiger Factory (2010)

    2001-2010DramaMalaysiaMing Jin Woo

    Casting aside the humor and striking visuals that made “Woman on Fire Looks for Water” appealing, rising Malaysian helmer Woo Ming Jin jumps full-on into wearying miserablism with “The Tiger Factory.” A predictable tale of a young woman ground down by poverty and exploitation, the pic never lets up in its drive toward nihilism, culminating in her loss of compassion. Lensed in a coldly observational manner (inspired perhaps by Brillante Mendoza), “Tiger” will remain chained to rarefied fests partial to this particular brand of Southeast Asian low-budget despair.Read More »

  • Yasmin Ahmad – Mukhsin (2006)

    Drama2001-2010ComedyMalaysiaYasmin Ahmad

    The story takes place in Sekinchan, Sabak Bernam in 1993, revolving around the first love of a 10-year-old Orked when a 12-year-old boy, Mukhsin, comes with his elder brother and aunt to spend the school holidays in her village. Around this relatively simple plotline of a blossoming young romance between the film’s two young protagonists, are interweaved scenes of Malaysian village life and the dynamics of different types of families. Most of the family scenes revolve around Orked and her mother (Mak Inom), father (Pak Atan), and the family’s close maid who is almost like a family member (Kak Yam). Read More »

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