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"Bunohan" wins at Taipei Film Festival

Writer: Naseem Randhawa


A scene from "Bunohan".

27 Nov – Malaysian action-drama "Bunohan", which has already been making waves on the international scene, received the NETPAC Award (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) at the 2011 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, according to a press statement received recently.

The award was presented to the film director, Dain Said at the ceremony in Taipei last night. 

The NETPAC jury praised the film for its most creative and unique way of using cinematic language and addressing many issues of contemporary Asia.

"Bunohan" had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011 and The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival served as "Bunohan's" Asian premiere. "Bunohan" has also been picked for distribution in several major territories including UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand by Universal Pictures.

Set in Kelantan at the Thai border, "Bunohan" tells the powerful story of violence that men sow.  The fates of three estranged brothers; a tomoi fighter on the run, a hired killer and a shrewd businessman became tragically intertwined in a web of deceit and corruption.

  The film stars award-winning actors Faizal Hussein, Zahiril Adzim and Pekin Ibrahim, supported by Bront Palarae, Sofi Jikan, Nam Ron, Wan Hanafi Su, Amerul Affendi, Jimmy Lor and Tengku Azura.

The film is written and directed by Dain Said, with Nandita Solomon producing and Tim Kwok of Convergence Entertainment as Co-Producer.

"Bunohan" is expected to be released on March 2012.


Cinema Online, 27 November 2011

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