‘Pokok’ is a story that welcomes renown director U-Wei’s talent back to the theatre stage from the 7 December – 16 December 2018 at Auditorium Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. Known more for his films such as Hanyut, Kaki Bakar and Perempuan, Lelaki &..? (from which he won the Best Director Award in the 11th Malaysian Film Festival), U-Wei has also honed his craft through plays, his last one being Wangi Menjadi Saksi back in 2008. We get to talk about why he chose the story written by Tan Sri Johan Jaaffar, his decision to dwell into theatre once more, and the moral reason why films should exist.
Six plays will be going up against each other to be the champion of Festival Teater Malaysia 2018.
Aku rindu teater.
Zaman aku berteater secara aktif sebagai seorang penggiat sudah lama lepas. Namun sebagai seorang pencinta pentas keghairahan berpentas itu takkan dapat dibendung lama tanpa sebarang pelepasan, jadi sejak tamat zaman pelajar aku tamat aku pastikan yang aku akan menonton pementasan teater sekerap yang mampu.
ENFINITI GROUP has always been a ground-breaking conglomerate, dedicated at raising the standards of the local film and arts industry. MUD: The Story of Kuala Lumpur is another production of theirs that give the arts scene – and also Malaysian history, a good name. The group’s most iconic productions include Puteri Gunung Ledang, P. Ramlee The Musical, and now adding under their belt, the longest running theatre show in Malaysia.