Friday, May 30, 2008

Elephant In The Cinema

We've heard so much about Woo Ming Jin's The Elephant And The Sea, but I think few people here have seen the film. After winning a couple of awards at international festivals, the film pretty much went into silent mode, while its director went on to make a couple of TV movies and short films.

Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia, the small but spunky film club here in Kuala Lumpur has been a great supporter of independent films and their makers. In fact, several of its committee members, such as Ho Yuhang and Tan Chui Mui, have become internationally-recognised filmmakers. I guess The Elephant And The Sea would have been shown by the club, but the general rule is that if you want cinema chain distribution, then you absolutely cannot exhibit the film to the public before that.

But the good news is, The Elephant And The Sea has been picked up by Cathay Cineleisure for a limited engagement, and will be released on Aug 21.

The film's blog is here.

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