‘No snip for local award-winning film’


International hit: ‘The Story Of Southern Islet’ tells the story of a woman in search of a cure for her husband who was thought to have been cursed by black magic.

Compiled by ALLISON LAI, AIN NADJWA and R. ARAVINTHAN

AWARD-winning Malaysian film, The Story of the Southern Islet, will be screened in Malaysia without any cut by the Film Censorship Board, Chinese dailies reported.

Both Kwong Wah Yit Poh and China Press reported that the film, which recently won Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards for best new director, was given the green light by the board and would be screened during the coming Malaysia International Film Festival.

Board chairman Mohd Zamberi Abdul Aziz was quoted as saying that the film only needed for some dialogues to be muted and some words covered up.

The film was approved with a P13 parental guidance with five dialogue scenes muted despite earlier rumours that several scenes had to be cut.

Director Chong Keat Aun, who is currently undergoing mandatory quarantine after coming back from attending the awards in Taiwan, has drawn inspiration from his life experiences and local beliefs for the film.

The film tells the story of a woman’s quest to find a cure for her husband who was thought to have been cursed by black magic.

Chong directed, wrote and acted in the film, which was also nominated for the best original screenplay category.



The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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