Reinforcing its commitment to independent films, TGV Cinemas, the country’s leading cinema operator hosted the exclusive premiere of the Iranian Oscar winning film, A Separation at TGV Club, the premier class cinema at TGV Sunway Pyramid.

The premiere was held in collaboration with Suraya Films, the Iranian Embassy and BFM Radio, the country’s first radio station focused on business news.

Mr. Kenny Wong (CEO of TGV Cinemas Sdn Bhd), Yang Berhormat Senator A. Kohilan Pillay (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs), Mr. Malek Ali (founder and CEO of BFM), Mr. Balan Rathnakrishnan (founder of Suraya Film & Production Sdn Bhd), and Mr. Siva Kumar Krishnan (Ingress Auto BMW) were all in attendance.

The event was officially launched by YB Senator A. Kohilan Pillay (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs).

Raymond Liew, Yuri Wong, Xandria Ooi, & Kenny Wong
Saravanan Letchmanan, Malek Ali, Shures Rathnakrishnan, Kohilan Pillay, Kenny Wong, & Balan Rathnakrishnan

The event was also joined by many celebrities, notable film directors, dignitaries as well as leaders of the film industry. Amongst them were Fred Chong of Nasi Lemak 2.0, Pete Teo, award winning singer and songwriter, Dain Said, Khairil Bahar, Azura Zainal, Chelsia Ng, Yuri Wong, Xandria Ooi and many other shining personalities.

Upon arrival, guests were treated to a scrumptious cocktail reception at the classy TGV Club premier lounge, which provided an excellent atmosphere for mingling and relaxing before settling down for some serious entertainment!

Written and directed by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, A Separation revolves around the lives of a married couple Nader and Simin, who are faced with a difficult decision of either  improving the life of their child by moving to another country or  staying in Iran and looking after Nader’s (the husband) ailing father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s.  However, Simin is determined to get a divorce and leave the country with her daughter.

According to the Los Angeles Times Film Critic, Asghar Farhadi’s thrilling domestic drama offers acute insights into human motivations and behaviour as well as a compelling look at what goes on behind a particular curtain that almost never gets raised. The movie was also designated a Critic’s Pick by the Film Reviewers of New York Times in 2011:

This universally acclaimed and deeply intimate masterpiece won countless awards including the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Award, the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival and Best Foreign Film at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.

“We look forward to bringing more independent films to our cinema screens as we believe there is a strong demand for such content in Malaysia. At TGV Cinemas we want to explore fresh avenues to provide moviegoers interesting and unique experiences,” said Kenny Wong.

Pete Teo, Dain Said, Kenny Wong, Khairil Bahar, & Fred Chong

“As part of our renewed commitment to offer a superior cinematic proposition, we want to bring high quality films to our customers,” added Kenny Wong.

The leading cinema operator recently launched its newly renovated flagship at Sunway Pyramid which offers plush tiered seating, a beanbag BeaniePlex hall, TGV Club premier class halls, and the first and only digital IMAX® theatre in Malaysia.

A Separation” will open exclusively at TGV Cinemas KLCC & Sunway CLUB today, 26th April 2012.

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