5 Aug – Movie fans who have been wondering if "Interchange" will ever be released in cinemas here can now rest easy, knowing that the mystery thriller will indeed be shown locally.
The much anticipated movie by local filmmaker Dain Said is confirmed to be released in Malaysia on 1 December 2016 and is distributed by GSC Movies.
"I have seen the movie, and like Dain's "Bunohan", I must say that it is a very good film!" said the General Manager of GSC Movies, Mr. Tung Yow Kong.
It is also expected to be released in neighbouring countries, Singapore and Indonesia, though no release dates have been confirmed for these locations.
The movie first makes its world premiere this 5 August at Locarno International Film Festival's Piazza Grande section, known as the main core of the festival.
Cinema Online is currently at Locarno with the director, producer and stars of the film, to attend the premiere of "Interchange".
It is the third movie to represent Malaysia at the prestigious festival, after the debut of filmmaker Ho Yuhang's "At The End of Daybreak" in 2009 and also the world premiere of Liew Seng Tat's "Lelaki Harapan Dunia" in 2014.
"Interchange" is also planned for release in international markets, with Paris-based company, Reel Suspects, being in charge of the distribution, though XYZ Films will be representing the movie's sale in North America instead.
The follow-up to Dain Said's "Bunohan", which made its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2011 and released in Malaysia in 2012, is a co-production between Malaysia's independent film production company, Apparat, and Indonesia's Cinesurya along with Sonneratia Capital, Seeing Eye Films and MDec (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation).
The movie stars Malaysian actors Iedil Putra as Adam and Shaheizy Sam as Detective Man, alongside Indonesian stars Prisia Nasution as Iva and Nicholas Saputra as Belian.