Over the years, there has been some local films that has caught everyone’s attention and received good reviews from critics. But it’s not everyday we get to hear a local film receiving some international attention, let alone premiering at an international film festival.
The upcoming Malaysian film “The Assistant” is all geared up for its world premiere at the 24th Udine Far East Film Festival (FEFF) in collaboration with Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest).
“The Assistant” has been officially selected for competition at the FEFF and has got its World Premiere, according to the MIFFest. Far East Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Udine, Italy. It is one of the most important events promoting Asian Cinema in Europe and it focuses mainly on the films from East Asia.
“I was thrilled to receive the news that “The Assistant” has been selected for competition and had its international premiere at the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy. It has always been part of the Malaysian International Film Festival’s philosophy to show the best of Malaysian cinema to the international film industry,” said MIFFest Chairperson Joanne Goh.
“The Assistant” is a local action thriller, collaborated between Sony Pictures Entertainment Malaysia and Act 2 Pictures. Adrian Teh directed, wrote, and produced the film and it’s also Act 2 Pictures’ first collaboration with a Hollywood studio. This year also marks the first collaboration between the MIFFest and the FEFF in Italy.
Director Adrian Teh said that he is honoured to be recognised by the FEFF, with great support from MIFFest and hopes that the audience in Udine will enjoy the film.
“The Assistant”, starring Iedil Dzuhrie Alaudin and Hairul Azreen, tells the story of Zafik (Iedil Dzuhrie Alaudin), who is wrongfully imprisoned for his mistakes. After he loses everything, he meets Feroz (Hairul Azreen) who always seems to appear at the right time.
Be sure to catch “The Assistant” in cinemas nationwide this 19th May.
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