It is the first Malaysian movie to win Best Feature Film at the oldest film festival in Asia.
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Malaysian film, ‘Guang’, created history by clinching the award for Best Feature Film at the 59th Asia Pacific Film Festival in Macau on Wednesday, 8 January
The 2018 film, directed by Quek Shio Chuan, tells the touching story of an autistic young man who struggles to find a job to support his family, while secretly possessing a gift for music.
You can check out the movie trailer below:
The National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) announced Guang’s success on its Facebook page yesterday, 9 January
“Congratulations to Guang directed by Quek Shio Chuan. This film has made Malaysian history, as the first Malaysian film to win Best Feature Film at the 59th Asia Pacific Film Festival,” the post read.
Malaysian Film Producers’ Association’s (PFM) president Pansha Nalliah and PFM treasurer Datuk Nancie Foo were present at the oldest film festival in Asia to receive the award on behalf of the production team.
In the post, FINAS also mentioned that ‘Guang’ had won multiple awards at the 30th Malaysian Film Festival last year.
This included Best Art Direction, Most Promising Actor (Male) for the film’s lead actor Kyo Chen, Most Promising Direction for Quek Shio Chuan, and Best Cinematography.
Additionally, ‘Guang’ was also nominated at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival and Asia Fukuoka International Film 2018.
Director Quek Shio Chuan at the 30th Malaysian Film Festival last year.
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Congratulations to the production team and thank you for doing Malaysia proud. :’)
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