Friday, April 25, 2008

Order some Malaysian indie films on May Day

Malaysian independent film collective Da Huang Pictures -- home of James Lee, Amir Muhammad, Liew Seng Tat and Tan Chui Mui -- will open an online store on May 1, hawking their DVDs.

Want Flower in the Pocket, Liew Seng Tat's award-winning tale of bratty boys and their troubled dad (played by James Lee)? This is the first release on DVD, and they have it. Flower has been all over the festival circuit this year with Aditya Assarat's Wonderful Town, with the two films sharing prizes at Pusan, Rotterdam and Deauville.

James Lee's "Love Trilogy" is available, too, so you can watch his ponderously named, slow-paced dramas in the comfort of your own home. These are Things We Do When We Fall in Love, Before We Fall in Love Again and Waiting for Love.

In the same vein is Love Conquers All, the atmospheric debut film by Tan Chui Mui.

They even have Amir Muhammad's banned Village People Radio Show, the followup to his banned The Last Communist.

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1 comment:

  1. I'd never seen any Malaysian films before you posted about this new online shop. I ordered some of their dvds right away and so far I've watched Flower In The Pocket and Love Conquers All and I loved them both. Malaysia is now a country that I'll pay close attention to. Thanks!


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