27 Sep – Following its success at the recently-held 29th Malaysian Film Festival (FFM 29), "Adiwira Ku" is heading to Tokyo next.
Making its Japanese premiere at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), the movie, which will go by it English title "My Superheroes", will be screened under The Japan Foundation Asia Center Presents CROSSCUT ASIA #04: What's Next from Southeast Asia section alongside many award-winning films from all over Southeast Asia.
Based on a true story about a team of choral speakers from SMK Pinang Tunggal high school in Kedah, "Adiwira Ku" follows their journey in preparing and competing in a choral competition.
Directed by Eric Ong, the film recently won big at FFM 29, bringing home Best Original Story via writer Jason Chong, Best Actress through Sangeeta Krishnasamy's performance as Cheryl Ann Fernando, as well as the ultimate Best Film award.
This year's TIFF will also see filmmaker Edmund Yeo's "Yasmin-san" making its world premiere under the same section as "Adiwira Ku".
The documentary follows the production of Isao Yukisada's "Pigeon", one of the three shorts that make up anthology film "Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections", and looks into the influence of the late Yasmin Ahmad in filmmaking.
Yeo will also be making his return in the Competition category with "AQÉRAT (We the Dead)", which tells the story of a woman who turns to human trafficking to make ends meet.
Yeo is no stranger to TIFF as his debut feature film, "River of Exploding Durians", was previously selected to compete in the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival back in 2014.
The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival will be held for 10 days from 25 October till 3 November 2017 at the Roppongi Hills, Japan.