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50th Directors’ Fortnight May 9-19, 2018

Karaoke

Fortnight 2009, Feature film, 1h15

Synopsis

Set in a village estate of a Malaysian palm oil plantation – Betik returns home. During the day, Betik helps shoot karaoke videos, while at night; he lends a hand to his reluctant mother at the family’s karaoke joint. This is the place where he falls for Anisah. A job, a love and a family. His return home comes together quickly. But life isn’t so innocent. Everybody wants something. Subtle manipulations driven by self interest and personal desires seep through yet the songs continue to be sung. Unwavering. The home has changed. The palm oil trees have grown in endless symmetry. The landscape rusts and the nostalgia turns.

Director

Chan Fui (Chris) Chong

Chris Chong Chan Fui est né à Bornéo en Malaisie. Cinéaste et artiste visuel, il s’intéresse aux histoires anti- conventionnelles et à l’expérimentation entre le cinéma et les nouveaux arts visuels. Il travaille actuellement sur Coumpound, une installation d’image et de son avec l’artiste sonore japonais Yasuhiro Morinaga, qui sera exposée à Washington, Toronto et Kuala Lumpur en 2009/2010.

Mislina Mustaffa
Mohammad Hariry
Nadiyatul Nisaa
Zahiril Adzim

Screenplay
Chris Chong Chan Fui, Shanon Shah

Image
Charin Pengpanich

Sound
Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr & Yasuhiro Morinaga

Editing
Lee Chatametikool

Music
Shanon Shah

Set decoration
Yee I-Lann

Production : Tanjung Aru Pictures Scott Sentral #13A-11, 28 Scott Road, Brickfields, 50 470 Wilayah Persekutuan Malaisie Tél : +60 322 606 202 info@tanjungarupictures.com www.tanjungarupictures.com Presse / Publicist : Stephen Lan, Tel.+49 172 2006686, Lan.Stephen@sympatico.ca Ventes internationales /Sales : M-appeal Prinzessinnenstr.16 D-10969 Berlin Tel. 030 61507594 Fax: 030 27582872 Mail : berlinoffice@m-appeal.com