From the 11th to the 12th of August 2018, we at The Daily Seni are curating an eclectic mix of local and international films to be shown at this weekend’s Cyberjaya Multimedia Festival that’s happening at Centrus Mall, Cyberjaya! From the best selected short films to summer blockbusters, we’ve got the kids, the youth, the elderly and you covered with our screenings for the year!
Other than local and international films, we will also be throwing in a few animation films such as Boboiboy into our list! The film screenings of major local films were only made possible with our collaboration and advising with FINAS.
Our local picks!
We’ll be starting off by listing out all the local (short) films that we’ve specially selected for your viewing this year!
1. KL Special Forces
Directed and written by Syafiq Yusof, starring Fattah Amin, Rosyam Nor; this blockbuster tells the tale of one special unit police force, led by Roslan and the newly recruited officer Zul, who have been cracking down an infamous robbery gang called “Gang Anarchist”.
The leader of the antagonistic rebel band is Asyraff, whose meticulous plans often successfully elude and frustrate the police force with their top-notch robbery tactics. Things start getting complicated as Asyraff begins using psychological warfare onto both protagonists, creating a spiral into unchecked hidden secrets and relationship strains.
- Show time: 15.30PM – 17.00PM (11th of August, 2018)
- Genre: Action, Psychological, Crime
In this romantic comedy, music is bursting through every possible seam! Directed by Syed Khairul, starring singer-songwriter Daiyan Trisha and Hafeez Mikhail; get ready for a whole emotionally-driven ride filled with cheese, feels and feel good tunes.
The story revolves around Vera, a seemingly demure university student, when she chances upon a fellow student and busker, Adil. Both characters are then flung into a whole different world of music and romance; where Loque, Bulan Terry and a few others also make up as characters in this story!
- Show time: 13.30PM – 15.30PM (11th August, 2018)
- Genre: Romance, Musical, Comedy
3. KL Wangan
Hong and Yudi are two men with a reputation with street racing; from racing in small average cars to high powered cars. In this speed demon flick, director Pekin Ibrahim joins forces with actors Faizal Hussein and Kazuto Soon to spin a tale of brotherhood and racing into one.
In a classical twist of reunification, fate decides to bring these two together at a race after many years of separation from each other. Will they put their pride and businesses on the line for each other, or will they fall back into their old partnership?
- Show time: 12.30PM – 14.00PM (12th of August, 2018)
- Genre: Racing, action, brotherhood
4. Kau Memang Special, Tapi Dia Double Cheese 2.0
This indie short film is the brainchild of director Alee Isa and co-director Faris Ahmad; where the tale of three friends Nabil, Iman and Daniel takes place 5 years after the first shorts were produced!
Now moving onto new phases in their lives, they begin to face new dilemmas as they transition into the harrowing world of adulthood. How will our heroes handle their new lives, and what choices shall they make?
- Show time: 13.20PM – 13.30PM (11th of August, 2018)
- Genre: Coming of age, indie, music
5. Selam 2.0
Enter the dystopian world of “Rempit Sci-fi” directed by Mien Ly and starring Alfred Loh, Yuna Rahim, Ameera Ramlee and Megat Shahrizal to name a few. Selam 2.0 won this year’s BMW Shorties, and for good reason. Set in black and white, the audience is immediately immersed into a tale of blade runner-esque scrappers and survival.
We highly recommend this film for those of you who are looking for a taste of something new, and this short films will definitely show you why it stole four awards from the competition itself for Best Cinematography (Khairil Bahar), Best Actress (Ameera Ramlee), Best Production Design (Encik Daerah) and Best Sound Design (Ashwin Gobinath).
- Show time: 17.30 – 18.00PM (12th of August, 2018)
- Genre: Sci-fi, Action, Thriller
International picks for the year!
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it.
To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever, to be played by others without break. – Written by SONY Pictures
- Show time: 18.00PM – 20.00PM (12th of August, 2018)
- Genre: Action, comedy, Fantasy
2. Ready Player One
In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spends their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination.
The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the Oasis to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-aka the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS. – Written by Warner Bros.
- Show time: 20.00PM – 22.00PM (12th of August, 2018)
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi