Bunohan (2011) | SEA of Sadness

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Bunohan (2011)
ENGLISH TITLE Bunohan: Return to Murder
Director: Dain Said
Runtime: 97 minutes
Country: Malaysia, USA
Language: Malay with English subtitles
Rating: NC16 (Some violence)

23 Aug, Fri - 8PM

Malaysian Film Festival 2013
ASEAN International Film Festival 2013
GOLDEN HANOMAN AWARD (Best Asian Feature Film)
Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival 2012
NETPAC AWARD (Best Asian Feature Film Not in the Chinese Language)
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2011

Balancing action with a tale of culture in crisis, Bunohan (meaning murder) tells of dark passions poised between modernity and tradition. Against a backdrop of diverse national and religious identities, a face-off between three estranged brothers ensues. Botching a deathmatch in Thailand, kickboxer Adil flees his crooked promoter, with hitman half-brother Ilham assigned to take him down. The chase takes them to hometown Bunohan, where Bakar schemes to usurp their father’s land to seal a development deal already resulting in desecration of local gravesites. Amidst this volatile reunion, spirits hover in the background, ruminating on the region’s fate.

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About SEA of Sadness
2- 28 Aug | Oldham Theatre

With more than 20 years’ experience working on Southeast Asian cinema as a senior programmer at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Gertjan Zuilhof has developed close relationships with many of the region’s filmmakers and affinities with their works. The SEA of Sadness programme is a culmination of his curatorial experience. Previously presented at the 2018 edition of the Taiwan International Documentary Festival, the programme is now being presented for the first time in Southeast Asia at the Asian Film Archive.

The films selected for the programme include classic masterpieces as well as contemporary work from promising young directors; both feature-length films and shorts; and works of all genres, ranging from “pure” documentary to fiction films and experimental videos. These films represent the high quality of original work produced in Southeast Asia over the last two decades.

The sadness indicated in the title of the programme does not mean only that the films are concerned with sadness as an emotion, but also that they are sensitive, personal, and made with genuine feeling, delving deep into the memories and hopes of the people in the countries they were made in.
Fri Aug 23, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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[General Admission] Bunohan (2011) - 23 Aug, 8pm SOLD OUT $10.00
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