Don't miss Malaysian film 'magiK' as it embarks on a 'road trip screening' around Malaysia


'magiK' revolves around seven-year-old Kit, a deaf girl living in a small village in Kuala Selangor, famous for its firefly habitat. Photos: Handout

Malaysian production company 42nd Pictures, founded by the husband and wife team of Yasu and Bea Tanaka, is hosting special screenings of its new film magiK.

The film will be shown at several selected locations around Malaysia sometime this month (September) and in October, before officially opening at Malaysian cinemas in November.

Starring Beto Kusyairy, Nadia Aqilah, Nam Ron, Ruminah Sidek and Qisya Hairulzain, magiK tells the story of a deaf girl who can communicate with fireflies.

It is directed by Yasu, who also wrote the screenplay, and produced by Bea. The Japanese couple's previous film is Nota, starring Maya Karin.

In a press release, Yasu said that the idea behind magiK came about due to Bea's connection to the deaf community – she has been a teacher for the deaf for 15 years – as well as his own interest in nature.

Bea added in the statement that she is taking magiK on a 'road trip' because she wants to share the film with 'non-urban societies, including the deaf community'.

She said: "magiK is about village life and villagers in Kampung Kuantan, Kuala Selangor and we would like to share it with part of our target audience who are outside of urban areas with this Road Trip Screening concept.

“We hope everyone can come to these special screenings of magiK, which is suitable for families of all ages.'

The Road Trip Screenings will take place at seven locations, starting with a screening at Warung Adri in Kuantan on Sept 16.

Next up is Pantai Telaga Papan, Kuala Terengganu (Sept 23) where the screening “will be by the beach with the wayang pacak concept”.

And on Sept 29, magiK will make a stop at space08000 in Sungai Petani (Sept 29).

On Oct 1, check out the film at YMCA KL; on Oct 7 at YMCA Penang; and at PORT Ipoh on Oct 14 and 15.

“These three locations will involve the deaf community. The screening at YMCA KL is very special too because it will be part of its celebration of International Deaf Day,” said Bea.

The Road Trip Screening will conclude with a showing at Embrace Hall in Johor Bahru (Oct 20).

magiK is scheduled to open at cinemas in Malaysia on Nov 30.

For more information on the Road Trip Screening and magiK, check out @magikthemovie on TikTok and Instagram, and 42nd Pictures’ official website (42ndpictures.com) as well as its Facebook and YouTube Channel.

The Road Trip Screenings of 'magik' will take place at seven locations. The Road Trip Screenings of 'magik' will take place at seven locations.

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