19 May – With cinemas staying closed for now, online streaming of movies is gaining more popularity among film lovers. Knowing this, Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur (AFKL) is hosting its inaugural livestream event this evening which will include two short films.
The livestream event will be held on AFKL's Facebook from 8pm to 10pm tonight.
Done in partnership with the SeaShorts Film Festival, the event will also include a live discussion with director Amanda Nell Eu after the screening of her film.
The two titles to be streamed are Amanda's 2017 short film "Lagi Senang Jaga Sekandang Lembu", which won the Special Jury Mention at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and was nominated in Venice's Biennale, and Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret's 2016 French short film "Chasse Royale", which won best short film at Cannes Directors' Fortnight.
"Chasse Royale" follows 13-year-old Angélique, who is offered the chance to audition for a movie. She is reluctant to go but this also might be her chance to escape her life.
Meanwhile, ""Lagi Senang Jaga Sekandang Lembu" tells the story of two teenage outcasts who form an uncanny friendship in their village. When one of them discovers the other's dark secrets, she observes the changes in her new friend to the point of violence, monstrosity, and affection.
"Lagi Senang Jaga Sekandang Lembu" is also available for streaming on Vimeo for five days only starting from today.