Sunday, November 25, 2007

BMW Shorties

Screened publicly for the first time, the 29 films shortlisted for the BMW short film competition 2007.

Presented by BMW Malaysia
Organised by Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia
in cooperation with HELP University College

Venue: HELP University College Theatrette, Pusat Bandar Damansara, KL

Admission is free

Friday 30 Nov 8.00pm-9.20pm
1. Vroom² & Boot² (Law Gwo Yunn; 5' 17")
2. Roda-Roda (Akashdeep Singh; 1' 41")
3. Fortune Bucket (Muhammad Fatyhil Ahmad Shahab; 5' 50")
4. The Tale of Asli Dream (Mohd Aidil Mohd Snin; 12')
5. Average White Story (Mohd Hafizan Mohd Rajab; 13' 37")
6. Panjang Ceritanya (Anwar Fikri Abdullah; 4' 52")
7. Wake Up (Suntharesvaran Murugiah; 19' 54")
8. Old But Not Necessarily Dead (Ong Boon Keong; 17' 30")
(Total running time: 80' 41")

Saturday 1 Dec 4.00pm-6.00pm
1. Frozen Sun (Ooi Swee Yaw; 19' 24")
2. Still Frame (Derrick Yaw Kim Thean; 8’ 18”)
3. Satu Hari (Kamal Zihni Bin Zul Azhar; 15’ 33“)
4. Childrens (Balamurugan Kesavan; 13’ 33”)
5. Eyes Wider Than Before (Lim Benji; 6’)
6. Moving On (Michael Cheng Seong Mun; 15’ 55”)
7. En Passant (Cho We Jun; 13’ 13”)
8. Shattered (Lee Shee Bee; 20’)
9. The Promise (Sia Yaw Yie; 15’ 38”)
(Total running time: 2hrs 7:34min)

Sunday 2 Dec 4.00pm-6.00pm
<>1. Son of Coconut (Kartikesu Ramalingam; 2’ 42”)
2. The Broker ( Lawrence Tan Cheng Jin; 9’ 51”)
3. First Cut (Yong Jia Ling; 8’ 17”)
4. Karma (Nik Mohsain Harjuda Nik Ahmad; 3’ 2“)
5. The Waiting Room (Ding Jeet Sung; 8’ 32”)
6. Tears of the Island (Lai Soon Lee; 18’ 24”)
7. Noon (Ong Sau Kai; 18’)
8. Going Mobile (Choong Wei Chien; 10’ 14”)
9. ‘6693’ (Chong Kang Meng; 6’ 27”)
10. The Wrap (Hiong Hee Meng; 16 ’5”)
11. An Afternoon with the Box that Goes Around Town (Uzair Bin Sawal; 9’ 15”)
12. Cross Road (Chong Lead Yew; 15’ 3”)
(Total running time: 2hrs 5:52min)

Enquiries: 012-2255136

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


In Iran, all women are banned from watching live football matches, a decision which President Ahmadinejad wished to repeal but he was overruled by the ulema....

Kelab Seni Filem's next film is framed against this background --

Jafar Panahi; 2006, 93 min
This film recounts what happens when a group of six girls try to sneak into a stadium where the Iran-Bahrain World Cup qualfying match is taking place. They are caught, and although excluded from the game, they are not allowed to go home. While Iran's most important match in years unfolds within earshot but out of view, they are put in the custody of three young and bewildered army conscripts. United by their patriotism and an obsessive desire for Iran to win, but divided by their views on the proper place for women, the characters in Offside represent a society in the process of tumultuous change. Inspired by the occasion when the director's own daughter was refused entry to a football stadium.
Awards: Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival 2006; Best Film, Amnesty International Film Award 2006.

Monday 19 Nov 8.00pm

Akan datang

BMW Shorties - screening of nominations for the BMW short film competition 2007
- beginning Friday 30 November, details to come.

Palestinian Film Festival
Many members missed the first few films of this program owing to the short notice, we will make amends by re-screening a number of the films at a later date.

Happy viewing

Palestinian Film Festival

n conjunction with the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people on 29 November 2007

Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI) presents

Palestinian Film Festival

Organised by Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia in cooperation with HELP University College
Venue: HELP University College Theatrette, Pusat Bandar Damansara, KL
Open to the public - free admission

Wednesday 14 Nov 8.00pm
Children of Shatila (Dir Mai Masri, 1989, 50min)
Two Palestinian children record with video cameras the experience of Shatila, a refugee camp for 15,000 Palestinians and Lebanese that has survived massacre, siege and starvation.
Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (Dir Mai Masri; 2001, 56min)
Award-winning filmmaker Mai Masri traces the delicate friendship between two Palestinian girls.

Thursday 15 Nov 8.00pm
West Beirut (West Beyrouth) (Dir Ziad Doueiri; 1999, 105min)
About two young boys and how their lives are affected by the Lebanese civil war.

Friday 16 Nov 8.00pm
Paradise Now (DirHany Abu-Assad; 2005, 87min)
Two Palestinians are recruited to carry out a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. But the operation does not go according to plan... Golden Globe Award 2005 for Best Foreign Language Film.

Saturday 17 Nov 8.00pm
Women Beyond Borders (dir Jean Chamoun; 2003, 58min)
Director Chamoun (with Mai Masri as producer) turns the camera on female ex-inmates of the notorious Khiam prison in southern Lebanon, run by Israel until 2000.

Sunday 18 Nov 8.00pm
In the Shadow of the City (dir Jean Chamoun; 2000, 105min)
In 1975, 12-year-old Ramli's life is turned upside down when Beirut is segregated into Muslim and Christian sectors. Twelve years later, Ramli is working as an ambulance driver, fighting to get news of his missing loved ones.

Related Program


Palestin: Ketabahan Dalam Penderitaan

Organised by Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI) in cooperation with RA Fine Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Port of Call (Hamnstad)

Dir Ingmar Bergman; 1948, 99 min

Bergman's neorealist drama set in Gothenburg is the story of Berit—an emotionally vulnerable young woman recently out of a reformatory and with an abusive mother—who is seen first attempting suicide by diving off the docks, then protesting furiously when she is rescued. A chance of happiness seems to present itself when she meets a dock worker at a dance, but first she must reconcile him to her troubled past and vicious-tongued mother. Bergman makes excellent use of his gritty, sea-front locations and doesn't shirk from showing the drudgery and misery his protagonists endure in their day-to-day lives.

Monday 12 November 8.00pm