Malaysian Film Set To Compete In Singapore International Film Festival | Entertainment

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Much has been said about the quality of our local films, but these past couple of years, the sentiment has been positive.

We are seeing more and more great quality local films, and one is set to represent Malaysia at an Asian film festival soon.

Local film ‘No Love For The Young’ is set to compete at the 31st Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), Malay Mail reported.

According to the report, the movie in one of the finalists in the Asian Feature Competition category.

It was directed by debut director, novelist and playwright Ridhwan Saidi.

The movie, titled ‘Tiada Cinta Selama Muda‘ in Malay, was reportedly shot during the recovery movement control order (RMCO) this year.

“With this film, I’m interested in what’s happening between two bodies, when it’s in that situation – an exchange of words, a touch.

“There are many layers and spectrums of love. Usually people associate madness with love, lovelorn, puppy love like infatuation but there’s also platonic love and friendship, making it a bit more complex,” Ridhwan was quoted as saying.

It's Ridhwan's first rodeo.

The festival will take place in a hybrid form; in cinemas and online from 26 November to 6 December because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Good luck, Ridhwan and team. Let’s hope the movie comes home with the trophy.



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