Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lelaki Harapan Dunia - Malaysian Gala Premiere

Lelaki Harapan Dunia
In Cinemas 27th November 2014


Glittering array of celebrities and industry professionals join LELAKI HARAPAN DUNIA cast and crew for its homecoming premiere on 24 November 2014 at GSC Pavilion KL.  Datuk Kamil Othman (Director-General of FINAS), Jean-Pierre Dumont (Director of Alliance Fran├žaise Malaysia), Sofia Jane, Carmen Soo, Yeo Yann Yann, Bront Palarae, Sharifah Armani, Vanidah Imran, Rashidi Ishak, Beto Kusyairi, Khir Rahman, Melissa Saila, Redza Minhat, Osman Ali, Dain Said, Nandita Solomon, Chiu, Ellie Suriati, Saw Teong Hin, Julian Jayaseelam, Nik Amir Mustapha, Iedil Putra, Yeo Joon Han, Tan Chui Mui, Rewan Ishak, Ho Yuhang, Bernard Chauly, Sherry Alhadat, Lina Tan, Chris Chong, Leonard Tee, TP LIM and many more.
Liew Seng Tat’s highly anticipated film which has been selected for multiple international film festivals, Lelaki Harapan Dunia, is set to release on 27 November 2014 in Malaysian cinemas nationwide.
One of the key highlights of the night was when the director and cast of Lelaki Harapan Dunia rally together to carry a miniature replica of the house featured in the film in a true “gotong-royong” style. It was a wonderful sight to behold.

Lelaki Harapan Dunia follows a series of wild mishaps that befalls a quaint Malay village which lead to misunderstanding, false accusations and hilarious situations. The film has a stellar line up of Malaysian actors led by Wan Hanafi Su. It stars Harun Salim Bachik, Soffi Jikan, Jalil Hamid and Azhan Rani among others. It is produced by Sharon Gan and is a co-production project between Everything Films Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) and Volya Films (The Netherlands), Flying Moon Filmproduktion (Germany) and Mandra Films (France).


Lelaki Harapan Dunia had its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival in August 2014. In September 2014, it had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival followed by Asian Premiere at Nara International Film Festival in Japan. Its festival run continued in October at Vancouver International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival. In November, it was selected to compete for the NETPAC awards in both Kolkata International Film Festival and Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. It is currently screening at the Torino Film Festival in Italy (21 – 29 November 2014).



Do check it out!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lelaki Harapan Dunia

Selected for
TORINO FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY

The 32nd Torino Film Festival kicks off today and will run till 29 November offering a selection of 197 titles, including 65 first and second feature films, 45 world premieres and 23 international premieres. The opening film is a French comedy, Gemma Bovary by Anne Fontaine, starring Fabrice Luchini and Gemma Arterton.  Jean-Marc Vallee's Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, will close the festival. One of the most eagerly awaited films this year includes Woody Allen's romantic comedy, Magic in the Moonlight. Eddie Redmayne, star of The Theory of Everything is one of the festival honourees this year.

Lelaki Harapan Dunia (English title: Men Who Save The World) is in the TorinoFilmLab selection, which will present nine titles backed by the international workshop.  Linked to the Torino Film Festival, TorinoFilmLab is a year-round, international laboratory that supports emerging talents from all over the world through training, development and funding activities. Lelaki Harapan Dunia participated in the TorinoFilmLab in 2010 and was one of the recipients of the production award that year.



Lelaki Harapan Dunia follows a series of wild mishaps that befalls a quaint Malay village which lead to misunderstanding, false accusations and hilarious situations. The film has a stellar line up of Malaysian actors led by Wan Hanafi Su. It stars Harun Salim Bachik, Soffi Jikan, Jalil Hamid and Azhan Rani among others. Directed by Liew Seng Tat, it is produced by Sharon Gan and is a co-production project between Everything Films Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) and Volya Films (The Netherlands), Flying Moon Filmproduktion (Germany) and Mandra Films (France).

Lelaki Harapan Dunia had its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival in August 2014. In September 2014, it had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival followed by Asian Premiere at Nara International Film Festival in Japan. Its festival run continued in October at Vancouver International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival. This month it  has participated in two other festivals; Kolkata International Film Festival (10 - 17 November 2014) and Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (6-21 November 2014).

This highly anticipated film hits Malaysia cinemas on 27 November 2014. For latest updates regarding the film, follow us on www.facebook.com/lelakiharapandunia

Film Synopsis
In a quaint Malay village, the villagers unite to help Pak Awang to physically carry an abandoned house from the jungle into the village as a gift for his daughter who is getting married.  Coincidentally an illegal African immigrant who is on the run found the house by accident and decided to hide in it.  When the village drug addict, mistook the black shadow he saw in the house as a ghost, the villagers fear that the relocation of the house has enraged the devil. The relocation of the house comes to a halt much to the distress of Pak Awang. A series of wild mishaps befall the village lead to false accusations, hillarious situations and 'ingenious' actions to protect the village from 'danger'.

Torino Film Festival
The Torino Film Festival (also called the Turin Film Festival, TFF) is an international film festival held annually in Turin, Italy. Held every November, it is the second largest film festival in Italy, following the Venice Film Festival. It was founded in 1982 by film critic and professor Gianni Rondolino as Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani or the Festival of Young Cinema. The festival's directors have included Alberto Barbera, Stefano della Casa, Giulia d'Agnolo, Roberto Turigliatto, Nanni Moretti and Gianni Amelio.



Do check it out!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Julie's The Best Of You Life Exhibition

Celebrating everyday heroes at
The Best of You Life Exhibition at The Curve



The Best of You Movement was launched by Julie’s, the well-known biscuit manufacturer, in Malaysia and Singapore on June 1 2014. It’s a social awareness movement to celebrate everyday heroes.

The aim of the movement is to inspire a supportive community that revels in everyday accomplishments and milestones no matter how big or small they are.
 The movement called on the public to submit and share their personal and inspiring stories of people, things or experiences that have brought out the best in them via the website www.thebestofyou.my


They could make their submissions in any creative medium – writing, art and design, photography or film and music. About 1,000 Best of You entries were uploaded by participants from Malaysia and Singapore.
Their submissions have culminated in The Best of You Life Exhibition which will be held at The Curve, Petaling Jaya, from 28 October to 2 November 2014.
To influence or encourage the public to participate in the Best of You Movement, prominent and popular “Influencers” or spokespersons showed the way by sharing their Best of You stories on Facebook.

Influencers included actor Fizo Omar, TV host Owen Yap, world harmonica champion duo Aiden and Evelyn, well-known professional photographer Faizal Tan Sri Mustafa, Radio DJ Sophia Chin, folk music singer Peggy Lai, among several others, with engagement from three private colleges.
These colleges are: New Era College, One World Hanxing College and Cilantro Culinary Academy.  Engagement partners included Malaysia Chinese Photo Journalist Association, Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang  and House of Hope and Light).

The influencers will be present on 29 October at The Curve, together with Mr Sai Tzy Horng, consultant for The Best of You Movement, for the official launch of the Best of You Life Exhibition.

“The many seemingly small actions and achievements in our lives that are often neglected and forgotten are actually monumental,” said Mr Sai. “They represent our best efforts and stem from the love we have for our lives. It’s equally important that we take time out to recognize those efforts and achievements in ourselves and others.”
The Best of You Life Exhibition is a showcase for inspiring stories, poems, images, illustrations and videos. The public are invited to come and view the exhibition at The Curve, from 28 October to 2 November 2014, between 11am and 10pm.




The Best of You Movement and Life Exhibition will be an on-going annual event by Julie’s.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Suzuki Malaysia Automobile all geared up for its 2nd nationwide Suzuki Mega Roadshow

Enjoy great deals for all Suzuki models, stand a chance to win fantastic prizes & get to meet Celebrity Suzuki Enthusiasts!

Selangor, Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 - Suzuki Malaysia Automobile (SMA) has kicked off the brand’s second nationwide Suzuki Mega Roadshow in the Klang Valley, in what promises to be the best chance for Suzuki fans and enthusiasts to enjoy sensational deals on all Suzuki models, win fantastic prizes and get to meet celebrity Suzuki enthusiasts Keith Foo and Ustaz Hanafi Live in person.

“We are happy to end this year and welcome the new-year by organizing this mega roadshow with a bonanza of great deals, awesome prizes and thrilling test drives for all our loyal and new customers alike. This mega roadshow will be the SWIFTest way to happily drive away your favorite Suzuki model,” said Mr. Keiichi Suzuki, Managing Director for Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn Bhd.

Among the models to look out for that will be on promotion is the multiple award-winning Suzuki Swift, the Autocar Asean Supermini/Small Sedan Car of The Year 2013, along with the exhilarating Suzuki Swift Sport which recently bagged the Best Value for Money Sports Car award at the Asian Auto Allianz Industry Awards 2014, on top of being the Autocar Asean’s Small Sports/Performance Car of The Year 2013.  The accolades don’t stop here as the Swift was also voted the “Best Local Assembled Compact Car” by Asian Auto Allianz Industry Awards 2013, and it recently won the Autocar Asean Supermini/Small Sedan Car of The Year 2014 award.

“These awards are a clear indication of how popular and well-received the Swift is, and it reflects the Swift’s strong position and continuous appeal in the market today. All these awards also affirm the quality of Suzuki and the confidence our customers have with their respective Suzuki’s, which has been further bolstered by the 4-STAR scoring achieved in the NCAP Crash Test 2013,” stated Mr. Keiichi Suzuki.

The Swift is perfectly described by its name – It is a stylish and nifty car to be enjoyed for swift cruising through the streets – perfect for moving around through the hustle and bustle of the city and ideally complementing for ones’ lifestyle.



During this mega roadshow, customers can look forward to enjoying promotions and offers such as cash rebate of up to RM7,000, and an attractive financing rate from as low as 1.68% on selected models. Customers who come forward to test drive their favorite Suzuki models will stand a chance to win RM10,000 cash prize.

Also, customers will be in for a special treat as popular local celebrities Keith Foo and Ustaz Hanafi will be making special appearances at selected venues during the mega roadshow to share their take on the Suzuki ‘Way of Life!’ which involves their own personal travel experiences, as they impart valuable travel tips and advice for a safe and pleasant drive or journey.

Suzuki fans and enthusiasts will be able to test drive their favorite models at the following locations nationwide:

7 Nov – 9 Nov (Friday – Sunday)
Mydin USJ, Subang Jaya
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 8 November

14 Nov – 16 Nov (Friday – Sunday)
Setia City Mall, Shah Alam
Special appearance by Keith Foo from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on 15 November

21 Nov – 23 Nov (Friday – Sunday)
e@Curve, North Circle, Petaling Jaya
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 22 November

28 Nov – 30 Nov (Friday – Sunday)
AEON Seri Manjung Shopping Centre, Perak
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 29 November

5 Dec – 7 Dec (Friday – Sunday)
Queensbay Mall, Penang
Special appearance by Keith Foo from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on 6 December

12 Dec – 14 Dec (Friday – Sunday)
AEON Mall Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 13 December

18 Dec – 20 Dec (Thursday – Saturday)
Mydin Mall Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 20 December

8 Jan – 10 Jan (Thursday – Saturday)
KB Mall, Kota Bahru Kelantan
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 10 January

16 Jan – 18 Jan (Friday – Sunday)
East Coast Mall, Kuantan Pahang
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 17 January

23 Jan – 25 Jan (Friday – Sunday)
Komtar Shopping Centre, Johor Bahru
Special appearance by Keith Foo from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on 25 January

30 Jan – 1 Feb (Friday – Sunday)
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Melaka
Special appearance by Keith Foo from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on 30 January

During the Suzuki Mega Roadshow, visitors and customers will get the opportunity to come up close and personal with the entire range of Suzuki cars, namely the Suzuki Swift, Swift RS, Swift Sport, Alto, Jimny, and Grand Vitara. Potential buyers will have all the more reason to go for the Suzuki Mega Roadshow as customers who register successfully at any of the Suzuki Mega Roadshow venues will receive limited-edition Suzuki Bluetooth speakers. So check out the list of dates and venues to visit the nearest Suzuki Mega Roadshow and see first-hand which Suzuki suits your lifestyle best while getting the opportunity to meet your favourite celebrity Suzuki enthusiast as well.     


Do check it out!