Petica
Datum
film program
ORIENT EXPRESS
INTERCHANGE
08.07. at 23:15h
Summer cinema Tuskanac
Country: Malaysia, Indonesia
2016, 102min
Director:
DAIN ISKANDAR SAID
Cast:
IEDIL PUTRA, SHAHEIZY SAM, PRISIA NASUTION, NICHOLAS SAPUTRA
Genre:
Thriller
Official Trailer
Sinopsis: The power of the photographic image and the woeful legacy of colonialism intersect in eerie ways in the stylishly shot supernatural thriller “Interchange.” A police murder procedural that segues into anthropomorphic hocus pocus, the mystery solving moves too leisurely compared with Korean or Hollywood genre films. However, Malaysian director Dain Iskander Said develops the story’s ornithological motif with grotesque yet beautiful atmospherics. The film’s tasteful exoticism no doubt contributed to inclusion at such top festivals as Toronto, Locarno, and London before landing an opening slot at the Singapore film fest.
Bio: Dain Iskandar Said is a Malaysian writer and filmmaker with an established tv commercials profile before moving into long form and experimental works in 2004. His 1st media installation was invited to the 2006 Biennale of Sydney, while a commissioned work is on permanent display at the Burj al-Arab in Dubai. In 2007, Dain was a recipient of the Nippon Foundation’s Asian Public Intellectual fellowship, during which time he researched the role of film in Indonesian history. In 2011, Dain was part of the International Writers Unlimited Tour (Theme: Writing the Truth – Fact or Fiction), organized by Winter Nachten in the Netherlands. His feature, Bunohan: Return to Murder (2011), world premiered at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival, had its European premier at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam and received the NETPAC award at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and the Golden Hanoman at the Jogja NETPAC Film Festival. Bunohan is Malaysia’s 2nd-ever submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. On home turf it went on to win numerous awards, including 8 awards at the Festival Filem Malaysia 2013, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Script. Dain’s next feature, Our Mosque Turned to Ruin is set for production in early 2017.