Posted: 11 Jan 2012 05:04 AM PST
BUNOHAN's European Premiere at Rotterdam International Film Festival
Malaysian action-drama BUNOHAN has been invited to have its European premiere at the prestigious International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) held from 25th Jan to 5th February. Rotterdam is one of the world's largest audience driven film festivals, attracting 340,000 visitors in 2011.
BUNOHAN, written and directed by Dain Said, is featured in the Spectrum section along side heavyweight directors including Takashi Miike (Ace Attorney), David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method), Aki Kaurusmaki (Le Havre), Garin Nugroho (The Blindfold) and Andrea Arnold (Wuthering Heights).
BUNOHAN tells the tragic story of 3 estranged brothers – a kickboxer, a businessman and an assassin who return to their hometown of the same name, where their fates intertwine with dark consequences. It stars Faizal Hussein, Zahiril Adzim and Pekin Ibrahim, supported by Bront Palarae, Sofi Jikan, Nam Ron, Wan Hanafi Su, Amerul Affendi and Tengku Azura among others.
BUNOHAN had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011, and picked up the NETPAC Award at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival in October 2011. It is currently screening at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 5-16 2012).
This highly anticipated film hits Malaysia cinemas on 8th March 2012.
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Production Stills by Iskandar Ibrahim © Apparat 2010
The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is an annual film festival held in various cinemas in Rotterdam, Netherlands held at the end of January/early February. It is approximately comparable in size to other major European festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and Locarno.
The International Film Festival Rotterdam management emphasizes diversity in its film programming and on building relationships with and between film-makers and audiences. The festival's design is to encourage film makers to mingle with attendees. As a result, the festival claims having "a unique atmosphere" and a "fiercely loyal following" locally and internationally.
The festival is described as having "a serious commitment to film lovers and film making – screenings are shown without 'popcorn breaks', trailers or other commercials. This sense of purpose plays a crucial role in attracting the best directors to the event, allowing it to forge a reputation for diversity, discovery and innovation."
In its main section Spectrum, the International Film Festival Rotterdam screens films by experienced directors and maestros of artistic and experimental cinema. For 2012 Spectrum is made up of seventy-two features and documentaries from thirty-two countries, among which eight films supported by IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund. and 16 world premieres.
(Source: Wikipedia & IFFR Website)
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