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Bront Palarae-starrer "Stone Turtle" is first Malay language film to compete in Locarno

Writer: Heidi Hsia

The upcoming film is nominated in Main Competition, as well as in Best Director, Best Actor & Best Actress categories
The upcoming film is nominated in Main Competition, as well as in Best Director, Best Actor & Best Actress categories

8 Jul – Malaysian film, "Stone Turtle" is making a record for being the first Malay-language film to be competing at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.

The news was shared by studio, Greenlight Pictures, stating that the film has been selected to the Main Competition (Concorso Internazionale).

In addition, its director Woo Ming Jin is also nominated in the Best Director category, while both of his lead actors, Bront Palarae and Indonesian actress Asmara Abigail are in the running for Best Actor and Best Actress awards.

It is the first Malay-language film to be competing at the Festival
It is the first Malay-language film to be competing at the Festival

"Stone Turtle", according to the studio, is a "dramatic thriller that mixes live action and animation; it is a time traveling tale of a woman living in the east coast, who gets entangled with a man in a dangerous dance of duplicity and deception."

Woo, Bront and Asmara are expected to attend the festival, which will be running from 3 to 13 August.

Director Woo Ming Jin at the shooting location in Kemaman, Terengganu
Director Woo Ming Jin at the shooting location in Kemaman, Terengganu


"Stone Turtle" stars Bront Palarae and Indonesian actress Asmara Abigail


Cinema Online, 08 July 2022

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