29 Sep - Singapore-Malaysia co-production "La Luna" announces their official participation at the upcoming 36th Tokyo International Film Festival, under the Asian Future Section!
"La Luna" will be holding its World Premiere on 24 October at the prestigious festival in Tokyo where director M. Raihan Halim along with his lead cast Shaheizy Sam and Sharifah Amani are set to attend.
"It is a true honour to have 'La Luna' make its world premiere in Tokyo International Film Festival. I am excited to begin sharing our little film to everyone starting from my favourite city in the world!" says director M. Raihan Halim.
"We are so happy for Raihan, the amazing cast and the entire team that LA LUNA is competing at Tokyo! We need to express our appreciation to all our partners, especially the government agencies in both Singapore and Malaysia for supporting the movie! We look forward to a great premiere in Tokyo!" Mr Lim Teck, Managing Director of Clover Films and Executive Producer of the movie, adds on.
Held annually in Japan, Tokyo International Film Festival honours works by celebrated filmmakers from around the world. The Asian Future Section is a competitive section that features work from up-and-coming Asian directors, where a total of ten films are selected to compete for the "Asian Future Best Film Award."
Helmed by Singaporean director M. Raihan Halim, the movie features a stellar ensemble including Shaheizy Sam, Sharifah Amani, Wan Hanafi Su, Hisyam Hamid, Nadiya Nisaa, Nam Ron, Farah Ahmad, Iedil Dzuhrie Alaudin, Wafiy Ilhan and Syumaila Salihin.
"La Luna" tells the story of how the arrival of a lingerie shop named 'La Luna' suddenly stirs the sleepy and passionless Village Bras Basah from its drowsy repose. While the villagers slowly begin to welcome the shop owner with open arms, the iron-fisted leader of the village is hell-bent to drive the shop out of town at all cost!
The movie opens in Malaysia on 9 November and Singapore on 16 November.