I was waiting for my boyfriend to pick me up so we could have dinner when I heard about the Lembaga Penapisan Filem (LPF) decided to delay the premier of Beauty and the Beast. When we got to a popular shopping mall in KL, the cinema was already decked out in cardboard cutouts, just waiting for moviegoers to take photographs with their favourite characters. Showtimes for the movie were also removed from the screens even though the promo materials displayed the date of release as March 16.
Written by Nadya Zahirah
A large part of media is linear – music, film, books. There is a point A that will always go to point B. No matter how many times you watch a film or listen to a song its form does not change. Ola Bola will always end the same way. That bassline from your favourite EDM song will always drop at the same exact time. Interpretations might differ, emotions might fluctuate – but the medium remains static. Thus, by giving power to its audience to choose the chapters, Ngelamun is a game-changer.
Baru-baru ini saya ada berbual dengan seorang pembikin filem wanita tempatan. Topik perbualan kami pelbagai; dari filem-filem tempatan kegemaran beliau hingga ke sastera dan proses penulisan kreatif. Beliau adalah seorang yang berpendirian, dan sifatnya itu merancakkan perbualan kami.
Bertemankan sundae-sundae McDonalds, kami banyak berbual tentang perkembangan industri filem tempatan, dan di mana letaknya ke-Melaysia-an sesebuah filem itu. Sewaktu kami menyentuh tentang pembikin filem wanita tempatan serta watak-watak wanita dalam filem tempatan, beliau membuat satu pernyataan yang membuat saya merenung sejenak.
Many of us have dreamed of making it on the big screen at some point in our lives – whether as an A-list star or an award-winning film director. But soon, societal and parental expectations set in and we end up yearning from afar, watching our favourite stars on the red carpet and following them on social media. But it doesn’t always have to end like that.