WOO MING JIN (KL Zombi, Mamak Cupcake) has been active in the local film industry for more than a decade now, and it shows in his resumé — only thirty-nine, he’s the sole Malaysian filmmaker to have his films screened at Cannes, Berlin and Venice.
Did you know that Laos has only one place to watch films on the big screen and that’s at Vientiane Center? According to Hollywood Reporter, the country’s last theatre in the city, the Sieng Savan, ceased operation in the 1980s. For close to three decades, locals have been stripped off the film-going experience.
So what do film-lovers do as a substitute? At the start of every December since 2010, the UNESCO World Heritage former royal capital of Laos is transformed into an open-air theatre during the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF).