‘Prebet Sapu’ is Malaysia’s Oscar entry in 2022’s Best International Feature Film category

Shot entirely in black and white, 'Prebet Sapu' stars actors Amerul Affendi and Lim Mei Fen. Photo: Prebet Sapu/Facebook

Muzzamer Rahman’s film Prebet Sapu has been chosen by the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) as Malaysia’s entry in the 2022’s Academy Awards' Best International Feature Film category.

Shot entirely in black and white, the film stars actors Amerul Affendi, Lim Mei Fen, Bront Palarae and Sharifah Amani.

Prebet Sapu centres on Aman who starts the job of an e-hailing driver in Kuala Lumpur after his father’s death.

But he has to do it illegally as he never got a driver’s license due to his colour blindness. Plus, he is not that familiar with the KL city routes.

Prebet Sapu is set to open at cinemas in Malaysia on Dec 16, 2021.

It has been invited to several festivals already including Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in Canada, Far East Film Festival in Italy and Asian Film Festival 2021 in Spain.

Malaysia’s submissions in past years in this Oscar category, which was previously known as Best Foreign Language Film, were Roh, Bunohan and Puteri Gunung Ledang.

So far, no Malaysian film has made it to the shortlist.

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