WHO can ever choose between the most promising young directors in the land? Even an award of recognition for this quality – based on the strength of their best film output of the year – seems null when we’re talking about real change for the industry. A vibrant cinematic future for Malaysia should be a collective of these talents, like a beautiful tapestry of multi-personality, multi-background, multi-perspective individuals.
However so, we’ll still humour the shortlist – after all, that’s what we’re here for.
FROM the brutal fight scenes of Mamat Khalid‘s Amir & Loqman Pergi ke Laut to the music-centric surround sound of Kami Histeria to the 7.1-injected psycho/horror in Hungry Ghost Ritual and Dendam Orang Mati, the Best Sound Design category isn’t trivial at all. In fact, it’s a really tough one to call.
THE 27th Malaysian Film Festival shortlist for the Best Art Direction category could be more evenly spread out.
Our first thoughts – where’s Kami Histeria? While the Shamyl Othman-helmed Red Films hit is slated to win big in several categories including Most Promising Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Most Promising Actress, Best Sound Design and Best Costume Design already, on merit its easy-on-the-eyes aesthetic qualities shouldn’t be excluded from this quite technical category.
There are four art directors in a five-way category, when one more would make [...]
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