52nd edition

bin HajiSaari U-Wei

Born in 1954, U-Wei Bin Haji Saari studied filmmaking at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He has worked for the Brocquy Fraser production company for the past 30 years. His credits include five theatrical feature films and 30 films for television. He was invited to Cannes in 1995 with his film Kaka Bakar, which was subsequently shown at the major international festivals and received the Grand Prize (Best International Film) at the Brussels Film Festival. In 1997, he received a prestigious cash grant from NHK Japan. The Nantes Film Festival paid tribute to him in 2001.